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2015-2016 Career Development Awards

2015-2016 CDA AwardeesCareer 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 2015-2016 are:

  • Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, Ph.D.
    Department of Physics
    "IceCube Neutrino Detector Collaboration"
  • Ekaterina Pomerantseva, Ph.D.
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    "The Role of Defects in Charge Storage Functionality of Transition Metal Oxide Nanomaterials"
  • Jonathan Purtle, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.Sc.
    Department of Health Management and Policy
    "Mental Health Policy Dissemination and Implementation Research"
  • Alexis Roth, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Department of Community Health and Prevention
    "Developing a Mentorship Network to Conduct mHealth Research with Vulnerable Populations"
  • Asta Zelenkauskaite, Ph.D.
    Department of Communication
    "Influence in Cross-Platform Online Contexts"