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2014-2015 Career Development Awards

2014-2015 CDA WinnersCareer Development Awards are designed to help faculty increase their exposure to colleagues at other institutions who can be collaborators and role models while introducing outside scholars to faculty at Drexel. Social networks are increasingly important and funding agencies are increasingly interested in projects that demonstrate multi-investigator, interdisciplinary endeavors. Building such a team, and developing a history of working together, can be invaluable for junior faculty or mid-career faculty moving in a more collaborative direction or beginning a new research area. This program provides funding for Drexel faculty to develop networks, nationally or internationally, with colleagues whose work complements activities at Drexel. For more information please visit the Career Development Awards Overview page.

The awardees for Academic Year 2014-2015 are:

  • Girija Kaimal, Ed.D., M.A.
    Department of Creative Arts Therapies
    "Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of Health and Human Development through Self-Expression in the Creative Arts"
  • Leslie Lamberson, Ph.D.
    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
    "Virtual Fields Method (VFM): A Transformative Measurement Technique"
  • Philip Massey, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Department of Community Health and Prevention
    "Health Literacy in the Context of Health Promotion"
  • H. Dennis Park, Ph.D.
    Department of Management
    "How Venture Capital (VC) Funding Affects a New Venture's Innovation Focus Through its Life Cycle"
  • Chris Sims, Ph.D.
    Department of Psychology
    "Cognition, Computation, and Rationality"
  • Kara Spiller, Ph.D.
    School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
    "A New Multi-Institution International Collaboration to Engineer Vascularized Tissues"
  • Deborah Turner, Ph.D.
    College of Computing and Informatics
    "How People Interact with Information to Move Across Contexts Over Time When Negotiating A Better Quality of Life"