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 spring 2007 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Christina Crowther, graduate student ($200)- Project title: Memory Mapping, Informed Decision Making, and a Cognitive Study of the Jamaican Fruit Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) and Seba’s Short-tailed Bat (Carollia perspicillata).

Michelle Osgood, graduate student ($350)- Project Title: Acoustic Signature Characteristics on Contact Calls Between Bison (Bison bison) Cow/Calf Dyads.

School of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics

Emily Caskey, graduate student in Earth Sciences ($400) - Project: Field study during summer 2007 in Cactus Park near Gateway Park, Colorado.

Ripley McCoy, graduate student in Earth Sciences ($200)- Project Title: Weather Patterns of the Ancient Arctic

Byron Straw, graduate student Earth Sciences ($400) - Project Title: Glacial and Periglacial Record of Post-Pinedale Climate Events, Lake of the Clouds Cirque, Never Summer Mountains, Colorado

School of Human Sciences

Rachel Korboe, graduate student in Community Health ($200) - Project title: Relationship Power, Condom Use and HIV Risk Among Ghanaian Women.

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Lisa Sprod, graduate student in Exercise Science ($400) - Project: Investigating the effects of exercise training on cardiac function in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments which include adriamycin (doxorubicin).

Jason Wang, graduate student Sport Administration ($200) - Project title: Sport Tourists’ Consumption Behavior