News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson (Social Work) has received new funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project “Integrated Behavioral Health & Racial Equity Scholars Program.” Dr. Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Dr. Jay Poole, and Dr. Danielle C. Swick are co-principal investigators on the project. With a special focus placed on the knowledge and understanding […]

Dr. Sandra Ayoo (Educational Research Methodology) received new funding from Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. for the project “Habitat retrospective and prospective homeowner study and Mortgage-related relief data analysis.” Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) requests UNCG faculty develop an IRB protocol for two homeowner studies: the retrospective study for new construction and repair to be launched […]

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from the National League of Cities for the project “Technical Assistance in Geospatial Health and Housing Data for the City of Bloomington, Illinois – Economic and Community Development Department.” CHCS will work with the City of Bloomington, the Healthy Housing Team, and other […]

Dr. Dianne Welsh (Bryan School, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program) has been awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Award, which goes to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in entrepreneurship in higher education. Welsh was presented the award at the 10th annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, where […]

Perry Flynn (Communication Sciences and Disorders) received new funding from Phoenix Academy for the project “Speech Language Pathology Service Contract with Phoenix Academy.” The purpose of this agreement is to provide speech and language therapy services to children in the Phoenix Academy who qualify for these services. The Speech/Language Pathologists at Phoenix Academy will: 1.  […]

Dr. Xueping Liang (Information Systems and Supply Change Management) received new funding from the Office of Naval Research for the project “Cybersecurity Research on Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing Applications for Tomorrow’s Workforce in STEM.” The objective of this project is to train the next generation workforce for the United States Defense industry through an […]

Dr. Noel Mazade (Office of Research and Engagement) received new funding from the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals for the project “Consultation and Planning Assistance to Develop New Leadership Fellows Academy (LFA) in Rhode Island.” The project team will provide selected training, technical assistance, logistical, and other support services to […]

Shawn O’Neil (Academic Achievement Center) presented a keynote address at the second-annual Tutor Alliance Spring Conference, sponsored and hosted by CUNY’s Bronx Community College, on April 30, 2021. The keynote address focused on ways to find, and grow, a professional learning community in a virtual environment, in line with this year’s conference theme: “A Tale of Two […]

James Fisher (School of Theatre) has two forthcoming second-edition books: The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater, 2nd edition (two volumes), due June, 2021, from Rowman & Littlefield; and The Theater of Tony Kushner: Living Past Hope, 2nd edition, due September, 2021, from Routledge.

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from Guilford County for the project “COVID19 Vaccine Health Messaging.” Dr. Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Dr. Erica Payton Foh, Dr. Kenneth Gruber, and Dr. Robert Strack are co-principal investigators on the project. Coronavirus is a highly infectious disease and respiratory illness caused by the […]

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the project “Anti-Malarial Drug Leads from Fungi.” This project targets the discovery of anti-malarial drug leads from a library of fungal cultures.

Dr. Kaira Wagoner (Biology) received new funding from the Arista Bee Research Foundation for the project “Unhealthy Brood Odor Assay Trials, Arista Bee Foundation.” Despite numerous management and breeding interventions, the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor combined with the pathogens it vectors remains the primary biological threat to honey bee (Apis mellifera) health. Hygienic behavior, the ability to detect, uncap, and remove unhealthy brood from the […]