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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Current Research Awards

Current Research Awards

Below is a list of the current research awards by CALS faculty.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Barlow, John W Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Duration of Immunity to Vaccination of Cattle with Human Ad5FMDV Vaccine 8/1/2013 9/30/2014 $237,272
Animal Science Ishaq, Suzanne Lynn National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Investigating the Rumen Bacteria of the North American Moose (Alces Alces) for the Potential for Improving Efficiency of Feed Digestion in Livestock 9/1/2013 8/31/2015 $79,000
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Peace Corps (PC) Peace Corps Strategy Contract 2013 8/22/2013 8/21/2014 $18,725
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Kennebec Valley Community College Kennebec Valley Community College TACT 25 Evaluation Plan 8/16/2013 9/30/2014 $30,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN AUGUST 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Nutrition and Food Sciences Yon, Bethany A New England Dairy & Food Council Evaluating the Impact of Milk Packaging Changes in School 9/1/2013 11/30/2014 $9,829
Plant & Soil Science Bosworth, Sidney C Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Grass Biomass Project 7/1/2013 6/30/2015 $14,644
Plant & Soil Science Carrington, Heather A Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Vermont Master Composter Program 5/1/2012 6/15/2014 $11,746
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L Cornell University National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative 7/14/2013 7/15/2014 $16,875

AWARDS RECEIVED IN JULY 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Community Development and Applied Economics McMahon, Edward R Universal Periodic Review Analysis of United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Mechanism 7/1/2013 6/30/2014 $10,000
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L University of Delaware Farm Transfer and Business Succession Education for New England Farmers 7/1/2013 6/30/2014 $25,465
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L Foreign Agricultural Services/Department of Agriculture Agricultural Credit 2013 6/19/2013 1/19/2014 $37,173
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L Vermont ANR Department of Environment Conservation Compost Bioassay 5/1/2013 3/31/2015 $36,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. To Revisit the CIAT Coffee Farmer Welfare Study (2007-2013) 7/19/2013 12/31/2013 $28,583

AWARDS RECEIVED IN JUNE 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Barlow, John W. Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Holstein Cattle Major Histocompatibilty (MHC) Gene Diversity and Tracking the Immune Response to an Adenoviral Vectored Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Using MHC Tetramer Technology 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $3,224
Office of Health Promotion Research Harvey-Berino, Jean R. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment 5/1/2013 4/30/2014 $530,461

AWARDS RECEIVED IN MAY 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Kraft, Jana Dairy Research Institute Examining the Effects of Consuming a Diet Comprising of Full-Fat Milk on Metabolic Health Markers 4/1/2013 7/31/2014 $100,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto Mercy Corps Developing Approach to Agroecology and Building Resilience in Food Systems 4/26/2013 6/30/2013 $22,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN APRIL 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L. Cornell University NE IPM Small Fruit Working Group 4/1/2013 2/28/2014 $10,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN MARCH 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission Performance Measurement Program for East Central Vermont Sustainability Consortium 2/28/2013 11/30/2014 $25,000
Nutrition and Food Sciences Donnelly, Catherine W. Walker (George) Milk Fund Identification of Mitigation Strategies to Control Listeria Monocytogenes in High Risk Washed Rind Artisan Cheeses 11/15/2012 11/14/2013 $31,930
Nutrition and Food Sciences Johnson, Rachel K. American Heart Association - National Evaluation Project of the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Pilot Program 2/28/2013 11/22/2014 $67,500
Plant & Soil Science Parker, Bruce L. Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets An Emerging Problem for Vermont Christmas Tree Growers: Root Aphids 10/15/2012 10/14/2014 $14,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN FEBRUARY 2013

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Community Development and Applied Economics Inwood, Shoshanah M. Ohio State University Small and Medium Scale Farm Growth, Reproduction and Persistence at the Rural-Urban Interface: Balancing Family, Goals, Opportunities and Risks 9/1/2012 6/30/2014 $60,000
Nutrition and Food Sciences Berlin, Linda Pennsylvania State University Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations in the Northeast Through Sustainable Regional Food Systems 3/1/2013 2/28/2014 $9,855
Plant Biology van den Berg, Abby K. North American Maple Syrup Council Identification of Effective Maple Tubing Cleaning Practices 1/1/2013 12/31/2014 $23,020

AWARDS RECEIVED IN DECEMBER 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Community Development and Applied Economics Farley, Joshua C. Walker (Alex C.) Foundation Green Tax and Common Assets Project 9/1/2012 5/31/2013 $20,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto Vermont Community Foundation Vermont Agricultural Resilience in a Changing Climate 11/13/2012 11/12/2013 $15,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto High Meadows Fund On-Farm Best Management Practices and Service-Provider Professional Development 1/1/2013 12/31/2014 $37,950
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret Pennsylvania State University Developing an IPM Program for Western Bean Cutworm, a New Corn and Dry Bean Pest in the NE Region 8/15/2012 8/14/2014 $26,227
Plant Biology Preston, Jill C. Craighead (John E and Christina C) Foundation Determining the Genetic Basis of Sympetaly in Petunia and Other Asterids 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 $137,913

AWARDS RECEIVED IN NOVEMBER 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L Cornell University Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network 7/15/2012 7/14/2013 $18,750

AWARDS RECEIVED IN OCTOBER 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Center for Rural Studies Kolodinsky, Jane M. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior Economic Analysis of Lake Champlain Fisheries 8/1/2012 12/31/2013 $47,170
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L. National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Vermont Pesticide Safety Education Program 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 $10,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L. Risk Management Agency/Department of Agriculture Risk Management Education Training in Existing and Emerging Crop Insurance Products in Vermont for 2012-2013: Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, Transition Farmers and Those Farmers Converting Production and Marketing Systems 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 $259,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto Earthwatch Institute Sustainable Coffee Growing Communities in Costa Rica 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $15,695
Plant & Soil Science Parker, Bruce L. Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Entomopathogenic Fungi for Management of Pear Thrips, Western Flower Thrips and Other Related Insect Pests with Soil - Inhabiting Stages in Greenhouses and Forests 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $9,744
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret Natural Resources Conservation Service/Department of Agriculture Innovative Technologies for Energy Conservation in Vermont Greenhouses 10/1/2012 9/30/2013 $16,398

AWARDS RECEIVED IN AUGUST 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Barlow, John W. Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Holstein Cattle Major Histocompatibilty (MHC) Gene Diversity and Tracking the Immune Response to an Adenoviral Vectored Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Using MHC Tetramer Technology 7/1/2009 12/31/2013 $300,000
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Peace Corps (PC) Peace Corps Strategy Contract 2013 8/22/2012 8/21/2013 $18,372
Nutrition and Food Sciences Johnson, Rachel K. American Heart Association - National Evaluation Project of the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Pilot Program 2/15/2012 2/28/2013 $45,000
Nutrition and Food Sciences Trubek, Amy B. National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Artisan Cheese, Sensory Embeddedness, and the Working Landscape 8/15/2012 8/14/2014 $75,000
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L. National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Vermont Extension IPM Program Addressing Stakeholder Priorities and Needs 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 $189,506
Plant & Soil Science Parker, Bruce L. Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Entomopathogenic Fungi for Management of Pear Thrips, Western Flower Thrips and Other Related Insect Pests with Soil - Inhabiting Stages in Greenhouses and Forests 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $33,749
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret American Floral Endowment Granular Formulations of Insect-Killing Fungi with Plant-Medicated IPM Systems for Thrips 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $2,000

AWARDS RECEIVED IN JULY 2012

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Barlow, John W. National Science Foundation BREAD: A Modern Approach for the Development of Cattle Vaccines for Critical Bovine Diseases Impacting Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa 5/1/2012 4/30/2013 $669,360
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Vermont Attorney General's Office Consumer Assistance Program 7/1/2012 6/30/2014 $255,914
Community Development and Applied Economics McMahon, Edward R. Universal Periodic Review Analysis of United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Mechanism 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $8,373
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L. University of Delaware Farm Transfer Education for New England Farmers 7/1/2012 6/30/2013 $32,456
Plant & Soil Science Berkett, Lorraine P. Cornell University Northern Grapes: Integrating Viticulture, Winemaking, and Marketing of New Cold-Hardy Cultivars Supporting New and Growing Wineries 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 $39,268
Plant & Soil Science Hulett, Nancy M. Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Vermont Master Composter Program 5/29/2012 6/15/2013 $34,001

FY 2012 Sponsored Programs Activity Report

DEPARTMENT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR SPONSOR PROJECT TITLE START DATE END DATE AWARD AMOUNT
Animal Science Barlow, John Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Holstein Cattle Major Histocompatibilty (MHC) Gene Diversity and Tracking the Immune Response to an Adenoviral Vectored Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Using MHC Tetramer Technology 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $3,991
College of Agriculture Dean's Office Downer, Patricia S National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Maintain CRIS Data Collection for NIFA State Partners and Grantees and Support Transition to REEport 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 $175,000
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg,
Ann L
Cornell University NE Small Fruit IPM Working Group and Pest Issues Tour 4/1/2012 3/31/2013 $14,807
Plant Biology Barrington, David S National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: Mobilizing New England Vascular Plant Specimen Data to Track Environmental Changes 7/1/2012 6/30/2016 $106,263
Plant & Soil Science Hurley, Stephanie Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Implementing Low Impact Development in Waitsfield, Vermont 4/18/2012 2/28/2013 $68,652
Office of Health Promotion Research (COM) Harvey-Berino, Jean National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment 5/1/2012 4/30/2013 $566,129
Animal Science Wright, Andre-Denis Central Vermont Public Service Corporation Study of the Mechanisms of Methane Production in Farm Based Anaerobic Digesters by Analyzing Microbial Community Gene Expression 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 $30,000
Animal Science Wright, Andre-Denis Central Vermont Public Service Corporation Bench Top Reactors to be used in the Study of Methanongens 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 $25,000
Plant & Soil Science Berkett, Lorraine Cornell University Northern Grapes: Integrating Viticulture, Winemaking, and Marketing of New Cold-Hardy Cultivars Supporting New and Growing Wineries 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $36,685
Plant Biology Barrington, David Mellon (Andrew W.) Foundation Participation in the Global Plants Initiative by the University of Vermont's Pringle Herbarium 7/1/2012 6/30/2014 $49,000
Animal Science Greene, Elizabeth University of Nebraska HorseQuest Community of Practice 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 $2,000
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane Vermont Attorney General's Office Consumer Assistant Program 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $10,000
Nutrition and Food Sciences Donnelly, Catherine 3M Company Evaluation of 3M Listeria Recovery Broth for Detection of Listeria Populations Injured by Acid, Heat and Nitrite 11/1/2011 5/15/2012 $30,000
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg,
Ann L
Cornell University Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $3,000
Animal Science Wright, Andre-Denis G Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets Characterization of Methane-Producing Microorganisms in Dairy Cow Waste Anaerobic Digesters 1/1/2012 12/31/2013 $130,000
Nutrition and Food Sciences Berlin, Linda Pennsylvania State University Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations in the Northeast Through Sustainable Regional Food Systems 3/1/2012 2/28/2013 $9,322
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg,
Ann L
Cornell University Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $20,000
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret New Hampshire Plant Growers Association Novel Methods for Energy Conservation in Northern New England Greenhouses 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 $5,000
Plant & Soil Science Tobi, Donald R Chittenden County Maple Sugar Makers Association Ecological Management for Sustained Maple Forest Health and Productivity 5/1/2012 4/30/2013 $7,500
Animal Science Smith, Julia M Auburn University Development of Biosecurity Materials for eXtension Website 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $8,000
Plant & Soil Science Costa,
Scott D
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Scale Management in Christmas Trees 9/1/2011 8/31/2013 $21,750
Plant & Soil Science Parker,
Bruce L
Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture Entomopathogenic Fungi for Management of Pear Thrips, Western Flower Thrips and Other Related Insect Pests with Soil - Inhabiting Stages in Greenhouses and Forests 7/1/2010 6/30/2012 $48,213
Plant & Soil Science Berkett, Lorraine P Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets Enhancing the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Organic Apple Production in Vermont 11/15/2011 2/28/2013 $20,000
Plant & Soil Science Mendez, V. Ernesto Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Graduate Fellowships for Sustainable Livelihoods in Coffee Producing Regions 11/1/2011 12/31/2012 $54,608
Plant & Soil Science Perry,
Leonard P
New England Floriculture Inc Hardiness of Herbaceous Perennials - Reacclimation after Midwinter Thawing 1/2/2012 6/30/2013 $3,300
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L Risk Management Agency/Department of Agriculture Crop Insurance and Risk Management Education for Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged, Transitioning, and Farmers Converting Production and Marketing Systems in Vermont for 2011-2012 9/26/2011 9/25/2012 $258,999
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg, Ann L University of Maine at Orono PRO New England Pest Management Network 5/1/2011 6/30/2012 $14,730
College of Agriculture Dean's Office Johnson, Rachel K Dairy Research Institute Acceptance of Reformulated Flavored Milk in Schools 9/1/2011 8/31/2014 $376,667
Community Development and Applied Economics Conner, David S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Enhancing the Sustainability of Food Systems through Service Learning-based Entrepreneurship Education and Outreach 9/1/2011 8/31/2014 $300,233
Community Development and Applied Economics Kolodinsky, Jane M. Peace Corps (PC) Peace Corps Strategy Contract - 2011 9/1/2011 8/3/2012 $18,041
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg,
Ann L
National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Vermont Pesticide Safety Education Program 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $10,000
Plant & Soil Science Parker,
Bruce L
Forest Service/Department of Agriculture Hemlock Resource Protection in Northern New England: Assessing the Potential of Myriangium sp., an Insect-Killing Fungus, in Hemlock Woolly Adelgid 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $48,030
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret Department of Agriculture USDA Innovative Technologies for Energy Conservation in Vermont Greenhouses 8/1/2011 7/31/2012 $11,530
Plant & Soil Science Skinner, Margaret University of New Hampshire Dynamics of Naturally Occurring Fungal-Induced Epizootics of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid 9/1/2011 9/30/2014 $149,725
Animal Science Greene, Elizabeth A University of Kentucky HorseQuest Community of Practice 1/1/2011 9/30/2011 $2,000
College of Agriculture Dean's Office Downer, Patricia S National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture Maintain CRIS Data Collection for NIFA State Partners and Grantees and Support Transition to REEPort 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $183,159
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L Northeast Center for Risk Management Education Farm Business Succession Education for Sustainable New England Vegetable and Fruit Farmers 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 $37,518
Community Development and Applied Economics Parsons, Robert L Foreign Agricultural Services/Department of Agriculture Agricultural Credit 8/1/2011 11/30/2011 $34,488
Plant & Soil Science Hazelrigg,
Ann L
National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Vermont Extension IPM Program Addressing Stakeholder Priorities and Needs 9/1/2011 8/31/2012 $189,506
Plant Biology Bermingham, Laura Hill Forest Service/Department of Agriculture The Effect of Management Activities on the Population Persistence of Rare Plant Appalachian Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium Vanbrunatiae) in the Green Mountain National Forest 8/15/2011 12/31/2012 $7,833

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