News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Eric Grebing (SERVE Center) received new funding from the University of Indianapolis for the project “The Rural Early College Network – CELL” SERVE will conduct an evaluation that will examine implementation of these activities and then will assess changes in the mediating factors – the treatment EC programs in the CELL EC Core Principles […]

Dr. Noel Mazade (Office of Research and Engagement) received new funding from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health for the project “Consultation and Planning Assistance to Develop New Leadership Fellows Academy in Texas.” Working in partnership with relevant parties in Texas, this grant will support the provision of the following activities that will lead to […]

Dr. Christopher Kepley (Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering) received new funding from UNC Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for the project “Testing Human Mast Cells as a New Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy.” The role of human tissue mast cells (MC) in the pathology of cancer is controversial. Nonetheless, high densities of MC is […]

Dr. Diane Ryndak (Specialized Education Services) received new funding from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the project “Factors Contributing to Academic, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes for Elementary Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities.” Ryndak will oversee all aspects of the UNCG portion of the project. During Year 2 of the project, […]

Dr. Evan Goldstein (Office of Research and Engagement) received new funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “IRES Track II: The Coastal Processes & Machine Learning Advanced Studies Institute.” Dr. Somya Mohanty is co-principal investigator on the project. Coastlines support commerce, infrastructure, and diverse ecosystems that provide habitat to endemic flora and fauna; […]

Dr. Penelope ‘Nell” Pynes (International Programs) was selected by Diversity Abroad for the 2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Trailblazer Award. The award is open to administrators, faculty, or staff in the U.S. and abroad who have made significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion in the field of international education and […]

Dr. Cassandra Workman (Anthropology) received new funding from North Carolina State University for the project “Commercial Partner Engagement for Trash Excluder.” This research will entail a qualitative assessment of the barriers to and opportunities for gender equity in use of and entrepreneurship potential of the trash excluder. Qualitative methods include interviews, focus group discussions, and […]

Dr. Minjeong Kim (Computer Science) received new funding from UNC Chapel Hill for the project “A Scalable Platform for Exploring and Analyzing Whole Brain Tissue Cleared Images.” Public Health RelevanceThis proposal aims to develop a next-generation cell segmentation engine for whole-brain tissue cleared images. The researchers’ proposed work is built upon their previous 2D nuclear […]

Dr. Qibin Zhang (Center for Translational Biomedical Research) received new funding from UNC Chapel Hill for the project “Critical lipid species in the hepatovirus lifecycle.”

Lindsey Woelker (Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement) was elected as the National Chair-Elect for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community in NASPA. In this peer-voted position, she will serve a one-year term as Chair-Elect (2020-2021) and a two-year term as official Chair (2021-2023). NASPA Knowledge Communities (KC) are member-driven networks that empower you […]