In the Spotlight: Feb. 7, 2020
Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs
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- Proposals from professor David Trilling and assistant professor Cristina Thomas in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science were selected for the 2019 NASA Solar System Observations program. They are two proposals of nine accepted. The projects, which total more than $1 million, each will run for three years.
- Assistant professor of educational psychology Dian Squire received two national awards. The American College Personnel Associate recognized him as an Emerging Scholar and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators awarded him the Distinguished Research and Scholarship Award.
- Staff and faculty from the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) have had several recent successes.
- George Pro, postdoctoral fellow with CHER; Ricky Camplain, assistant professor of health sciences and CHER; Brooke de Heer, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Carmenlita Chief, senior program coordinator at CHER; and Nicolette Teufel-Shone, professor in health services and associate director of CHER, authored, “A National Epidemiologic Profile of Physical Intimate Partner Violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Supportive Childhood Relationships: Group Differences in Predicted Trends and Associations,” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
- Pro published “Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Associations of Medication-Assisted Therapy and Reduced Opioid Use Between Outpatient Treatment Admission and Discharge” in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.
- Carolyn Camplain, program coordinator with CHER and doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary health, will present “Healthcare in Tribal Jails: A Crisis” at the 2020 Public Health Law Conference in Baltimore.
- Jaewook Lee, assistant professor in the School of Art, published, “The Black Rock is Hard to Find Solo,” in the journal TK-21. The article is about the South Korean artist Jaewoo Oh.
- Abrupt thawing of permafrost in the Arctic could affect half of all permafrost carbon and double its contribution to climate warming, says a new study out in Nature Geoscience this week co-authored by Ted Schuur of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society and collaborators at the Permafrost Carbon Network. Because few climate models account for permafrost, and then only gradual thaw, the findings suggest scientists currently underestimate carbon emissions from the Arctic.