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- Bill Bradley, an NAU journalism alumnus, received the Associated Press Robert R. Eunson award for his work as a sports editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The award ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on March 31 in Room 119 in the School of Communication and will feature the Distinguished Journalist Lecture, delivered by Bob “Boze” Bell, the editor and publisher of True West Magazine.
- The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences Construction Management student teams won first place in the Heavy Civil category and third place in the Commercial category of the ASC Reno Region Student Competition. Student Cameron Baird also won the individual award for Best Presenter.
- Northern Arizona University is ranked as one of the 10 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in Arizona by Criminal Justice Degree Hub. This ranking is based on tuition rate, student satisfaction and graduate salary.
- Laura Wasylenki, an associate professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability, has been awarded a $447,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemical Oceanography program. Wasylenki and Ph.D. student Eva Baransky will analyze marine sediments and perform experiments to determine what factors govern how much dissolved nickel is in the global oceans.
- Skyler Bordeaux, a student in the master of public health–health promotion program, was recently awarded the Distinguished Graduate Student for both the Department of Health Sciences and the MPH-Indigenous Health Track. Bordeaux is also a graduate assistant in the Center for Health Equity Research.
- Emily Cluff, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences; Carina C. Magdaleno, a research technician in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Emyly Fernandez, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences; Trenton House, a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Archana Varadaraj, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Narendiran Rajasekaran, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and other researchers recently published “Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 Alpha Expression is Induced by IL-2 via the P13K/mTOR pathway in Hypoxic NK Cells and Supports Effector Functions in NKL Cells and Ex Vivo Expanded NK Cells” in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy. The article explains how NK cells can be more effective against solid tumors with the help of a nodal regulator.
- Amit Kumar, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Indrakshi Roy, a biostatistician for the Center for Health Equity Research, and researchers from other institutions published “Impact of Hospital-Based Rehabilitation Services on Discharge to the Community by Value-Based Payment Programs after Joint Replacement Surgery” in Physical Therapy. The article evaluates how rehabilitation services affect discharge rates of knee replacement patients.
- Samantha Sabo, an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the Center for Health Equity Research, and researchers from other institutions published “Development of an American Indian Diabetes Education Cultural Supplement: A Qualitative Approach” in Frontiers in Public Health. The purpose of this study was to culturally enhance a diabetes education program specifically for Diné community members with Type 2 diabetes rather than a “one size fits all” approach.