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/.

We are pleased to announce that NHS Student Research Fund investments will be used to support purchase of software, equipment, reagents, and supplies, and to support student travel to present research results at three professional conferences.

The recipients of the NHS Student Research Fund for spring 2009 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Richard Carter, graduate student ($320) - Project: To quantify the developmental states of sound production in young bats, specifically the development of echolocation in young bats.

Eric Reinsvold, graduate student ($400) – Project: The development of a model autotrophic microorganism for the purpose of investigation and manipulation of terpene production pathways.

Jason Shaw, graduate student ($185) – Project: Investigating food preference and avoidance of two bat species (Corollia perspicillata and Artibeus janaicensis) using five different terpenes. 

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jayme Michishima, undergraduate student ($345) – Project: Gold Electrodes Modified with Self-Assembled Monolayers for Measuring L-Ascorbic Acid.

School of Human Sciences

Cassie Tuell, graduate student ($400) - Project Title: Detection of distortion product otoacoustic emissions using narrow-band noise reduction in a school screening environment.

School of Nursing

Kathleen Fitzsimmons, graduate student ($400) - Project : Research project to determine the existence of implicit bias in nursing faculty.

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Alison Behrens, graduate student ($250) - Project Title: Ground Reaction Forces During Walking with Two Prosthetic Feet: A Preliminary Study.

Brock Jensen, graduate student ($100) - Project Title: Effects of low vs. high intensity short-term exercise on Doxorubicin-induced Cardiotoxicity.

Chia-Ying (Eric) Lien, graduate student ($100) - Project Title: Effects of exercise preconditioning against doxorubicin cardiotoxicity are affected by exercise modality and Doxorubicin dose.  

The next funding opportunity is Fall 2009. Click here for details.