NHS Student Research Fund Recipients

The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) launched in spring 2006 a new UNC Foundation account entitled the NHS Student Research Fund, which is intended to support research and research-related travel by NHS students. The fund has been supported through generous donations by faculty, staff, and friends of the College, as well as proceeds generated by the NHS Student Research Celebration. This new Foundation account is still in the building stages; however, the College designated some funds in order to allow a funding competition in the current academic year. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website at http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.

The recipients of the NHS Student Research Fund for fall 2008 are:

School of Biological Sciences

James Fifield, undergraduate student ($150) - Project: Use a mouse model that preserves the implicated brain regions and fosters growth of the connections thought to be dysfunctional in a schizophrenic brain.

Lea Hutchins, undergraduate student ($150) - Project: Identify the transgenic mice by using PCR to determine which animals have the transgene.

Lindsey Mast, undergraduate student ($150) - Project: Utilize immunochemistry techniques to identify the nerve cells in the culture preparation which produce dopamine.

Sarah Worley, graduate student ($362.50) - Project: Identify links, if any, between early embryo gene disregulation and disease later in life.

School of Earth Sciences and Physics

Dennis Gucker, undergraduate student ($300) - Project Title: Renewable Energy: Wind Power Generator

School of Human Sciences

Stephanie Woods, graduate student ($362.50) - Project Title: Understanding the Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of "Sheltered Homeless" Women and Adolescents in Denver

School of Nursing

Roxanne Dacuycuy, undergraduate student ($300) - Project Title: Acculturation of Internationally-Educated Filipino Nursing in America

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Traci Parry, graduate student ($362.50) - Project Title: The Effects of Endurance Exercise on Doxorubicin and Goserelin Acetate-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Lisa Sprod, graduate student ($362.50) - Project Title: The Relationship of Physical Activity Across the Lifespan and Breast Health