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 and the NHS Scrapbooking Social. 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 2013 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Elyse Blazosky, undergraduate student – Project: The Effect of MPTP Treatment on SUR-1 Protein Levels in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease

Lowrey Brown, graduate student – Project: The Feasibility of Comparing Volunteer and Professional Bat Roost Exit Counts Using Infrared Videography

Lindsay Cameron, undergraduate student – Project: Joint Action Approach to Studying Pesticide Effects on the Marine Copepod Tigriopus Californicus

Brittany Hartman, undergraduate student – Project: Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Caobinatorial Approach to Parkinson's Disease

Jonna Leyrer, graduate student – Project: Mechanisms of Action of a Novel Antipsychotic Medication in a PCP Mouse Model of Schizophrenia

Ellie Wenger, undergraduate student – Project: Male Mate Choice and its Impacts on Inbreeding Depression in the Marine Copepod Tigriopus Californicus

School of Mathematical Sciences

Rebecca-Anne Dibbs, graduate student – Project: Formative Assessment and Student's ZPD in Introductory Calculus/ Group Norms Establishment and Enculturation into a Calculus 2 Classroom Using the Approximation Framework

School of Nursing

Paula Clark, graduate student - Project: Barriers and Facilitators to the Effective Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Hispanic Women

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Alex Bashore, undergraduate student - Project: Protective Effects of Aerobic Fitness Against DOX-induced Dysfunction in the Guanylate Cyclase-cGMP Pathway of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Traci Parry, graduate student - Project: Cardiac Dysfunction in the Tumor Bearing Rat        

The next funding opportunity is Fall 2013.