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Dr. Cerise L. Glenn (Communication Studies) has been selected as an Academic Research Fellow for the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. The Hooks Institute is a premier center for scholars working on race and social justice scholarship. The Academic Research Fellows Program fulfills the Hooks Institute’s mission of teaching, studying, […]

Heather Winter (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (NIH) for the project Metabolomics for Determining Mechanism of Action of Botanical Medicines.” Dr. Nadja Cech is co-principal investigator on the project. Plants have demonstrated incredible chemical diversity, with compounds that act by unique, often uncharacterized mechanisms. Botanicals have […]

Dr. Nadja Cech (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (NIH) for the project “Predoctoral Training: Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and Integrative Medicine Research.”  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with investigators across campus are working on a renewal of our T32 application with supports predoctoral […]

Dr. Kaira Wagoner (Biology) received new funding from Project Apis m. for the project “Hydrocarbon-induced immune priming to improve honey bee colony Varroa-resistance.”  The health of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is declining despite the pollinator’s significant contribution to global food security.  The primary threat to honey bee health is the parasitic mite Varroa destructor, […]

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from Project Apis m. for the project “Understanding the effects of commercial pollen substitutes and microalgae-based prebiotic diet additives on the honey bee gut microbiome and metabolome.” Beekeepers have become reliant on pollen substitute (PS) diets as landscapes shift to agriculturally intensive monocultures that do not […]

Dr. Christine Murray (Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships) received new funding from UNC Chapel Hill for the project “Examining the Black Box: A Formative and Evaluability Assessment of Cross-sectoral Approaches for Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence.” This project is a subaward with UNC-CH researchers to conduct research sponsored by NIJ related to conducting […]

Beth Thrift (SERVE Center) received new funding from the NC Department of Public Instruction for the project “21st Century Community Learning Centers 2021 Summer Mini Grant.” The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended by the […]

Dr. Charles Egeland (Anthropology) received new funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Archaeology Program Full Proposal: A Network Approach to Magdalenian Social Landscapes.” Jing Deng and Minjeong Kim are co-principal investigators on the project. The Magdalenian of western Europe (ca. 20,000 to 14,000 years ago) witnessed the creation and circulation of an unprecedented […]

Dr. Bridget Johnson (SERVE Center) received new funding from the NC Department of Public Instruction for the project “Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools Innovative Partnership Grant (IPG) Review.” The SERVE Center will conduct reviews of the Innovative Partnership Grant (IPG) competition for Cohort II to be conducted in the spring of 2021.  The Spring […]

Dr. Sat Gupta (Mathematics and Statistics) has been elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute. Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Delhi (1977) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Colorado State University (1987). He joined the UNCG faculty in 2004 […]

Dr. Jane He (Teacher Education and Higher Education) received new funding from the Department of Defense National Security Agency for the project “STARTALK: Integrating Content, Culture and Language for Student Wellbeing.” The program offers 90-hour professional development for 15 K-12 Chinese teachers from public, private, and heritage language schools in North Carolina. Participants will collaborate […]