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Assessing Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID

On Friday, October 7, 2022, CISER Assistant Director, Trey DeJong, and Research Assistant, Swarnita Chakraborty, gave a presentation titled “SBDC Needs Assessment” to the Washington Small Business Development Center Conference in Spokane, Washington. The presentation discussed the results of their statistical analysis assessing small business needs and the impact of COVID on small businesses in the State of Washington.

Grant to Fund Sweet Cherry Research

Clark Kogan and Jave Pascual of CISER, are Co-PIs on a $98,770 grant from the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission.  Collaborators in this project include David Brown (PI) (WSU AgWeatherNet), Gwen Hoheisel (Co-PI) (WSU Extension), Todd Einhorn (Co-PI) (Michigan State University), and Ashley Thompson (Co-PI) (Oregon State University).  The grant is to support processing and management of PNW region data on cherry phenology and cold hardiness, construction of statistical models for sweet cherry bud phenology, prediction of lethal temperatures, and model validation based on weekly field data-collection campaign in the fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Cold Hardiness of Blueberry

Clark Kogan (CISER) is collaborating with Gwen Hoheisel (WSU Extension) on studying the cold hardiness of blueberries.  The research is funded by the Washington Blueberry Commission.

Grant to Study Increasing Access to Patient Care

Clark Kogan (CISER) is a Co-PI on a $769,372 grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. This is in collaboration with Julie Akers (PI) (WSU Pharmacotherapy), and Linda Maclean (Co-I) (WSU Pharmacotherapy).  The grant, covering the period of January 2015 through December 2020, funds research to study increasing access to patient care in community pharmacies for minor illnesses in Washington state.

Grant to Study GPR Remote Sensing in Anthropology

Clark Kogan (CISER) is a collaborator in a $192,078 NSF grant with Colin Grier (PI) (WSU Anthropology).  The grant, from June 2019 through May 2020, is for research in the application of ground penetrating radar (GPR)  in remote sensing of household and village analysis on the northwest coast of North America.