SDSU provides an environment that fosters research and scholarship across all disciplines.
Students at work in the lab.
San Diego State University continues to attract grants and contracts for cutting edge research from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Following are a sampling of recent grants the faculty of SDSU received for their research:
College of Education
Laura Hall and Yasemin Turan-Qian, professors, special education
The grant comes from the United States Department of Education
Research title: Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention and Related Services
Grant amount: $249,999
College of Health and Human Services
Melbourne Hovell, director, Graduate School of Public Health
The grant comes from the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Cancer Institute
Research title: Clinician Promotion of Healthy Diet and Activity to Reduce Obesity Among Adolescents
Grant amount: $333,993
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Peter Andersen, professor, communication
The grant comes from the Department of Health and Human Services National Cancer Institute
Research title: Comprehensive Sun Protection in Recreation: An Advanced Go Sun Smart Program
Grant amount: $269,803
“Our goal is to see if we can get guests at outdoor resorts to be more sun smart,” Andersen said. “More than 2 million new cases of skin cancer are reported each year in the United States, and it is the most preventable form of cancer. Our work is an important national priority.”
College of Sciences
Kim Finley, adjunct assistant professor, BioScience Center
The grant comes from the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Aging
: Age-Dependent Regulation of Clearance and Signaling PathwaysGrant amount