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GAP Award Winners 2014

DR. PRADEEP BHIDE, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR BRAIN RESEARCH
Awarded $50,000
A non-addictive drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:
To further research on a new drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD. The drug lead is unique is that it is expected to be free of side effects such as addiction.
DR. JAMES OLCESE, BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Awarded $35,000
Glasses that could help prevent pre-term labor:
Constructing light-emitting glasses that women at risk for pre-term labor could use to slow down, and potentially prevent instances of pre-term labor.
DR. JINFENG ZHANG, DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Awarded $50,000
A design to personalize chemo treatments:
A new method to tailor chemotherapy treatments based on a person’s genetic markers, using big data mining techniques.
DR. ALEXEY KOVALEV, ASSISTANT IN RESEARCH, NHMFL
Awarded $6,000
Structurally Reinforced Optically Transparent Barrier: 
a novel, low-cost, transparent , bullet proof barrier that can be repaired quickly in the field... 
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DR. BRANKO STEFANOVIC, PROFESSOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Awarded $28,500
A drug that may prevent the development of Fibrosis:
Funding to demonstrate low toxicity of novel anti-bibrotic drugs in animal models.
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DR. MEI ZHANG, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Awarded $27,500
Novel Light-weight, Elastic, and conductive NanoCarbon Foam:
To develop and optimize a new material that has inherent thermal, mechanical and electiral properties that can potentially serve a variety of markets including aerospace, defense, electronics, and bioengineering.
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