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Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2016 President’s Global Innovation Fund

May 05, 2016
Provost John H. Coatsworth has announced the fourth round of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund.
 
The purpose of the Fund is to support faculty who are developing projects that increase opportunities for research, teaching, and service around the world. The 12 projects receiving awards were selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.
 
Many of the projects are led by a team of faculty members, and others are the work of a single Columbia scholar. All make use of our network of eight Columbia Global Centers on four continents, and will provide opportunities for faculty and students to address vital global issues. This year’s selected projects cover a vast range of disciplines and topics, from volcanoes to trade relations. The full list of funded projects can be found below.
 
These awards follow three prior rounds of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund that have supported 49 equally diverse projects. Collectively, these and future projects will play an essential role in realizing the potential of the Columbia Global Centers to create new opportunities for faculty and students, and in defining in tangible ways what it means for Columbia to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the 21st century.

 

List of Awardees – Spring 2016

 

Adolescents Living with HIV: Engaging and Empowering through Photography
Elaine Abrams
Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mailman School of Public Health
 
Black Sea Networks: Rethinking Slavic Studies in the Global Age
Valentina Izmirlieva
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Building Cross-Sector Networks and Transdisciplinary Research to Promote Urban Health: A Partnership Spanning Columbia University's Global Center, Brazil and the Mailman School of Public Health
Gina Lovasi
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health 
 
Jeanine Genkinger
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
 
Columbia University International Consortium for Maxillofacial Radiology
Samuel Zeichner
Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (Oral Radiology) at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Dental Medicine
 
CUPUC: A Partnership with Astronomers at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Marcel Agüeros
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Human Rights Treaty Body Reform Process: Towards a Stronger Human Rights Protection Regime
Elazar Barkan
Professor of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs
 
Jack Snyder
Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations
Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Ideas for Aging
Julie Herbstman
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health
 
A Joint Symposium with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to Catalyze Biomedical Engineering Research and Education Exchange
Clark Hung
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science 
 
Helen Lu
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science
 
Laboratory-based PhD Training in Nutritional and Agricultural Sciences in East Africa
Debra Wolgemuth
Professor of Genetics and Development (in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Institute of Human Nutrition)
College of Physicians and Surgeons
 
School to Work Transition and Inequality in Brazil and the US: A Collaborative Investigation
Thomas DiPrete
Giddings Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Storm Surge Risk to Mumbai: A Challenge to Sustainable Urbanization in India’s Largest City
Adam Sobel
Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Syrian Refugee Crisis: Struggles on the Road to Resettlement
Nabila El-Bassel
Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work
 
Neeraj Kaushal
Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work
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