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 2007 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Deanna Dapolito, graduate student ($400) - Project Title: Population Genetics of American pika (Ochotona princeps) in Rocky Mountains: a species in decline.

Stephanie James, graduate student ($400) - Project: To define the role of the immune response to hantavirus disease.

School of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics

Michael Massey, undergraduate student in Earth Sciences ($100) - Project: Case Analysis of the Friday, 13 April 2007 Colorado "False Alarm" Snowstorm.

Jonathan Meyer, undergraduate student in Earth Sciences ($100) - Project: Case Analysis of the Friday, 13 April 2007 Colorado "False Alarm" Snowstorm.

Byron Shaw, graduate student in 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

Roseanne Bezdek, graduate student in Gerontology ($100) - Project Title: Late Middle-Aged Adults' Attitudes Toward the Elderly.

Marshall Lipps, graduate student in Public Health ($400) - Project Title: Analysis of a Local Mosquito Population: A Spatial Comparative Analysis of Larval and Adult Mosquitos.

School of Mathematical Sciences

Guillermo Sanchez, undergraduate student ($400) - Project Title: Exploring the benefits of implementing hard disk arrays (RAID) in standar home PC's.

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Chia-Ying (Eric) Lien, graduate student in Exercise Science ($400) - Project Title: Low-intensity, Low-frequency Exercise Protects Against DOX-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction in Rats.

 

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