UNE Faculty Mini-Grant recipients announced

The Research and Scholarship subcommittee of the UNE Faculty Assembly (UFA) and the Office of Research and Scholarship are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 faculty mini-grant program. Available at $3,500 and $10,000 tiers, mini-grants assist faculty at all stages to develop new projects and lines of inquiry.

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., vice president for Research and Scholarship commented, “The R&S mini grant program demonstrates one of many commitments of resources that the University of New England is making to develop a robust and broad research and scholarship portfolio. The projects selected for funding represent many different disciplines and approaches, with many of the requests directly benefiting students who work alongside the faculty mentors.”

Cathrine Frank, Ph.D., chair of the UFA Research and Scholarship committee added, “Because faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences tend not to need expensive equipment, mini-grants can provide substantial support for anything from travel to archives and libraries to the purchase of software.”

Recipients of the 2014 Mini-Grants:

Rob Alegre: The Slave Market in Colonial Columbia
Kristin Burkholder: Invasion and Cytotoxicity of Salmonella enterica Javiana during Infectino of Intestinal Epithelial Cells
Carrie Byron: Importance of Diadromous Fish in the Saco River Estuary Food Web
Brian Duff: Parenthood and Antipoverty Programs
Teresa Dzieweczynski: The effects of the estrogen mimic 17α-ethinylestradiol on mate choice in Siamese fighting fish
Katherine Hanlon: Cannabinoid Receptor 2: Reestablishing Immune Homeostasis in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Erin Hartigan: What’s the Status of Shared Decision Making after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: the Perspective of the Health Care Team?
Meghan May: A Novel Solution to an Old Problem: Rapid Antibiotic Resistance Testing by Mass Spectrometry
Zachary Olson: Scavengers and the Ecology of Fear
Kathryn Ono: Assessment of Grey Seal Predation on Spiny Dogfish using Molecular Scatology
John Redwanski: Integrating Nutrition Components to Pharmacy Students for their Well Being and Practice
Wendy Roberts: Effects of the Immunosuppressant FK506 on Mouse Models of Neuropathic Pain
Rebecca Rowe: Comparison Study of the Physical and Biological MCAT Scores for Students Taking Required Science Prerequisite Courses Online as Opposed to Students Taking Required Science Prerequisite Courses in Traditional Classroom Environment.
Katherine Rudolph: Does Altered Pain Processing Affect Movement and Muscle Activation or Function in OA?
John Streicher: Investigating the Role of the Chaperone Regulator STIP1 in Regulating Opioid Receptor Signaling and Pain
Kerry Lee Tucker: An Investigation of the Function of Primary Cilia in Nociceptive DRG Neurons: Potential Links to Pain
Greg Zogg: Impacts of Snail Herbivory and Nutrient Loading on Salt Marsh Plant and Microbial Responses to Sea-Level Rise