Achievements — May 2023

The work of CSUN faculty and staff members is recognized in a variety of ways, including:

  • Funding from outside organizations to support unique programs and cutting-edge research facilitated on campus.
  • Publications of books or articles.
  • Professional awards.
  • Presentations at conferences.
  • Appointments and elections to governing boards.

Please use this link to announce your achievements for publication in CSUN Today.

Below is a list of the individuals whose work was recognized in May 2023.

Research and Sponsored Projects

Alyssa Arentoft (Psychology) received $55,134 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in support of a project entitled “The Health and Aging Brain Study – Health Disparities.”

Cheryl Van Buskirk (Biology) received $147,375 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Exploring the function and shedding of a potential C. Elegans Neuregulin.”

Nhut Ho (Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM) received $75,000 from Xtensor Systems Inc. in support of a project entitled “Partnership 2.”

Cristina Rubino (Management) has received $238,000 from the City of Los Angeles in support of a project entitled “Program Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Surveys.”

Joshua Schwartz (Geological Sciences) received $26,000 from the California Department of Conservation in support of a project entitled “Geochronology of Southern California Plutonic Rocks.”

Maria Elena Zavala, Ray Hong, and Cheryl Hogue (Biology) received $655,597 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in support of a project entitled “U-RISE Training the Next Generation of Basic Biomedical Researchers: A Holistic Approach.”


Karin Stanford (Africana Studies) received a Harvard University Fellowship at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research for Spring 2024.