Funding Opportunities and Recipients

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Funding Opportunities

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2016-2017 Funding Recipients


CEHHS Collaborative Thematic Research Cohorts

  • Virginia Lea and Brian Jackson: “Building Intercultural Knowledge, Consciousness and Competence by Indigenizing Act 31 through Dialogue and Storytelling”

Dahlgren Named Professorship

  • No applications were submitted

Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship

  • Melody Brennan

Merle Price Faculty Mentor-Mentee Research

  • Melody Brennan, Emily Hines, Kimberly Martinez and Kevin Mason: “Non-Fiction Children’s Literature for the Next Generation Science Standards”

Research Equipment

  • Mike Bird (Health, Wellness and Fitness Lab – SFC 247A)
  • Desiree Budd, Mike Mensink and Sylvia Tiala (Psychophysiology Lab – Jeter 347)
  • Karunanithy Chinnadurai (Food Science Lab – HERH 371)
  • Christine Peterson (School Psychology Assessment Lab – COMT 102)

Student Research Support Initiative

  • Amanda Barnett: “Student Research on Aging and Family Relationships”
  • Desiree Budd: “Efficacy of Balance Platform for Accessing Postural Stability after Concussion”

2015-2016 Funding Recipients

CEHHS Collaborative Research

  • Sapna Thapa: “Preparing Early Childhood Educators to Understand the Child-in-Cultural-Context”
  • Sarah Wood, Desiree Budd, Michael Mensink: “Partnering with Secondary Teachers to Enhance Cognitive Neuroscience Education”
  • Lama Bergstrand Othman, Michael Mensink, Brian McAlister: “Examine the Construct-Convergent Validity, Inter-Rater Reliability, and Test-Retest Reliability of the Embedded Signature Assessment/Rubrics (ESA)”
  • Chelsea Lovejoy, Alicia Stachowski: “Examining the Effectiveness of Gamification as a Learning Tool for Increasing Engagement and Increasing Competency”

Freshman Focus Community of Practice

  • Mike Bird, Desiree Budd, Bethanne Shriner, Sapna Thapa

Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship

  • Kerry Peterson

Merle Price Faculty Mentor-Mentee Research

  • Markie Twist, Dale Hawley: “An Exploration of the Technology-Based Ecological Elements in the Relational Systems of Young Adults”

Research Equipment

  • Karunanithy Chinnadurai (Food Science Lab – HERH 371)
  • Christine Peterson (School Psychology Assessment Lab – COMT 102)
  • Mike Bird (Health, Wellness and Fitness Lab—SFC 247A)
  • Desiree Budd, Mike Mensink, Sylvia Tiala (Psychophysiology Lab – Jeter 347)

Student Research Support Initiative

  • Karunanithy Chinnadurai: “Addressing Technical Challenges in Producing Sweetened Dried Cranberries with Non-Nutritive Sweeteners”
  • Desiree Budd: “The Effect of Sports-Related, Sub-Concussive, Head Impacts on Cognitive Function”
  • Desiree Budd: “Detecting Lies of Affirmation and Denial”

2014-2015 Funding Recipients

Student Support of Faculty Research

  • Karunanithy Chinnadurai: "Effect of Drying Conditions on the Quality of Cranberry Seeds and Oil"
  • Desiree Budd: "To Play or Not to Play: The Effect of Sports-Related Head Impacts on Cognitive Function"
  • Markie Blumer: A Graduate Research Experience Exploring Family Therapists' Work with Gender and Relational Orientation Minorities

Merle Price Faculty Mentor-Mentee Research

  • Cameron Weaver; Sarah Wood : Alcohol Misuse by College Students 

Freshman Focus Community of Practice

  • Lindsay Barnhart, Kathryn Hamilton, Diane Klemme, Karen Ostenso

Research Equipment

  • Psychology: EEG Lab
  • Food and Nutrition: Food Science Lab

Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship    

  • Amanda Barnett
CEHHS Collaborative Research

  • Desiree Budd, Michael Mensink, Sarah Wood: "Developing Assessments of Research Skills Using the Research Skill Development (RSD) Framework"
  • Desiree Budd, Daniel Krenzer: "The Effect of Repetitive, Sports-Related Head Impacts on Emotional and Cognitive Function"
  • Kristina Gorbatenko: "How White Dermatologists Talk to Patients of Color: Exploration of Patient-Physician Communication Across Skin Color Groups"

2013-2014 Funding Recipients

Student Support of Faculty Research

  • Naveen Chikthimmah: Experiential Learning and Translational Research in Food Safety: Preventive Controls to Assist Small Food Processors
  • Desiree Budd: The Effect of Sports-Related Repetitive Head Impact on Cognitive Function
  • Zaloudek/ Doll: Exuberance in Brazil: Artistic, Spiritual, and Cultural Interpretations of Experience

Merle Price Faculty Mentor-Mentee Research

  • Koepke/Barnett: Gatekeeping in Family Studies Programs

Freshman Focus Community of Practice

  • Naveen Chikthimmah, Jill Klefstad, Kyle Kleist, Chelsea Lovejoy, Robin Muza, Cynthia Rohr, Tami Weiss, and Susan Wolfgram

Research Equipment

  • SVRI: SVRI Assistive Technology Lab
  • Food and Nutrition: Food Science Lab