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 2010 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Kaitlin Calhoun, undergraduate student - Project: Alterations in serotonin function in a social isolation model of schizophrenia in the mouse.

Dani Flynn, undergraduate student - Project: Investigating food preference and avoidance of two 2 bat species (Carollia perspicillata & Artibeus jamaicensis) using four naturally occurring plant compounds.

Ashley Gross, undergraduate student - Project: Endosulfan as a potential animal model for Parkinson's Disease.

Lauren Nieman, undergraduate student - Project: Significance and Production of an Edible Malaria Vaccine.

Alex Terry, undergraduate student - Project: Ethanolexposure inhibits the development of pre-implantation embryos.

School of Human Sciences

Megan Ehrlich, undergraduate student - Project: Assessing the Availability & Acceptability of Healthy Choices on Children's Menus in Sit-Down Restaurants.

School of Nursing

Megan Foreman, graduate student – Project: Nurses and Caring for Late Preterm Infants.

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Noah Gibson, graduate student – Project: Effects of Exercise on Chemotherapy- induced decreases in Vascular Reactivity.

Kristina Moore, graduate student – Project: Confirmation, Clarification, and Expansion of the perceived Parental Influence on Youth Sport.   

The next funding competition will take place in the Spring 2011. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website: http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.