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Faculty Research Days Winners

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This year’s Faculty Research Days produced numerous abstracts and presentations on myriad subjects and issues, however these researchers came out on top.

Provost Sukhatme and the Office of Sponsored Research hosted the third annual Pace-wide Faculty Research Days held on the New York City and Westchester campuses this past April. In the first half of Fiscal Year 2015, the total amount of grant funding awarded to Pace was $5.2 million versus $4.4 million in the first half of the preceding Fiscal Year, an increase of 17% in funding to Pace. In the first half of Fiscal Year 2015 there were 89 proposals submitted versus 60 proposals submitted in the first half of Fiscal Year 2014. Significantly, the 48% increase in submitted proposals, so far in Fiscal Year 2015, bodes well for grant activity.

Here are the winners of this year’s showcase:

College of Health Professions

“Inter-Rater Reliability of an Original Coding System for Measuring Disfluencies”
Naomi Eichorn, Principal Investigator
Thalia Sosa, Lara Sugatan, Christina Askew, and Julia Morgan, Co-Investigators
Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

“Transient Heat Conduction in Strongly Correlated Systems”
Rita Aghjayan, Principal Investigator
Arthur Luniewski and Kamil Walczak, PhD, Co-Investigators
Chemistry and Physical Sciences

“Online Predators: A Behavioral Analysis of Their Chat Logs”
Hasan Arslan, PhD, Principal Investigator
Criminal Justice and Security

“All Aboard the Conformity Line: First Stop, the Bond of Peer Attachment”
Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, Principal Investigator
Criminal Justice and Security

“Improving Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis: Effect of Spermine Analogues on C. Parvum Infected Intestinal Cells”
Nigel Yarlett, PhD, Principal Investigator
Juan Castiblanco and Mary Morada, Co-Investigators
Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Lubin School of Business

“BRIDGES: Building Resources through Integrating Disciplines for Group Effectiveness in Science”
Theresa Lant, PhD, and Maritza Salazar, PhD (Claremont Graduate University), Principal Investigators
Management and Management Science

Pace Law School

“NYS Office of Victim Services: Bilingual Paralegal for Family Court Legal Program”
Jane Aoyama-Martin, Esq., Principal Investigator
Tracey Alter, Esq., Co-Investigator
Women’s Justice Center

School of Education

“Re-Engagement for Learning: A Study of E-Tutoring in Content Area Instruction”
Francine Falk-Ross, PhD, Principal Investigator

“Adult Promotion of Children Narratives through Participatory Prompts: Implications for Literacy Development”
Raquel Plotka, PhD, and Dean Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, Principal Investigators

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

“Developing Mobile Applications for Underserved Populations”
Jean Coppola, PhD, Principal Investigator
Martine Nezerwa, Keith Wright, Jacob Fried Stahl, Tony Chen, Nivedita Joshi, Stefan Howansky, Jake Terranova, and Chris Carlson, Co-Investigators
Information Technology

“A Case Study on Empowering a Non-Profit Organization to Help People with Disabilities through m-Health Device Technologies”
James P. Lawler, DPS, Principal Investigator
Sami Benson, Hannah Moller, and Robert Salloum, Co-Investigators
Information Technology


“Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Retention and Graduation?”
Richard Shadick, PhD, Principal Investigator
Jennie Sharf, PhD, Brian Petersen, PhD, and Jennifer Trujillo-Armijo, PhD, Co-Investigators
Counseling Center/Student Affairs