Faculty Grants, Awards, and Sponsored Research

William Alexander

Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Title: The Neural Architecture of Reinforcement Learning in Partially Observable Environments
PI’s: Sam Gershman, Nao Uchida (Harvard),  William Alexander  (FAU) 
Total Award: $646,748.00 (FAU Subcontract Total Costs: $230,028.00)

Howard Prentice

Funding Agency: Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant Program Awards, FDOH.
Title: Role of hypoxia in triggering Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis: sulindac as a potential therapeutic intervention.
PI: Howard Prentice, Shailaja Allani, Herbert Weissbach 
Total Award: $99,050

Emmanuelle Tognoli

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging
Title: The Mathematics of Relatedness
PI’s: Emmanuelle Tognoli, Christopher Beetle, Christine Williams  
Total Award: $675,000
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Robert Vertes

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Title: Nucleus reuniens: critical role in working memory and executive functions.
PI: Robert P.   Vertes
Total Award:
$423,839, continuing

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health
Title: The role of nucleus reuniens in the temporal organization of memory and behavior.
PI: Timothy A. Allen (FIU), Co-PI,  Robert P. Vertes;
Total Award:
 $1,825,848, continuing

Carmen Varela

Funding Agency: Whitehall Foundation.
Title: Thalamocortical dynamics underlying flexible memory consolidation.
PI: Carmen Varela
Total Award:

Funding Agency:
WNPRC Pilot Project grant.
Title: A novel freely moving macaque preparation for studying the neural basis of navigation. 
PIs: Kim, B;  Varela, C;  Rosenberg, A.
Total Award: $50,000

Funding Agency: Alzheimer’s Association’s “Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity”
Title: The award is to investigate the relationship between sleep patterns and one’s overall brain health
PI: Carmen Varela, Ph.D.
Total Award: $149,871

Behnaz Ghoraani

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: CAREER: Advanced data analytics for early detection of Alzheimer's disease using wearables and smartphone.
PI: Behnaz Ghoraani
Total Award:
$524, 000

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: Modeling Corona Spread and Contact Tracing Using Big Data Analytics
Co-PI: Behanz Ghoraani
Total Award:
$70, 000   

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: CCSS: Discovery of Individualized Disease Features for Personalized Health Monitoring
PI: Behnaz Ghoraani
Total Award: $322, 000

Funding Agency: Florida Department of Health
Title: Technology-based Systems to Measure Dual-task (Motor-cognitive) Performance as a Biomarker for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
PI: Behnaz Ghoraani
Total Award: $94, 000