MURC announces research awards for faculty and undergraduates

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of the Spring 2023 Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Research Awards and the Summer 2023 John Marshall Scholars Award program.

The seven awardees of the Spring 2023 Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Research Awards will receive a $1,750 stipend, and $750 is provided for the participating faculty mentor. The program is open to qualifying students in the College of Science, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Media, College of Education and Professional Development, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Health Professions and the Honors College.

Spring 2023 awardees are:

  • Atkins, Nicole (CECS) – Interactive multimodal cancer data integration on histopathology and radiology
  • Barnes, Julia (COS) – Chromatography of Weight Loss Products
  • Kiser, Keely (COLA) – Examining the impact of SES, Marital Status, and Education Level on the Acceptability of PCIT with Appalachian Caregivers
  • Parson, Mercedez (COHP) – Understanding Recovery: Recovering Addicts’ Views on Treatment
  • Scott, Shannon (CAM) – Storing, Cataloging and Displaying Marshall’s Stained Glass Windows
  • Skeen, Madison (COS) – Species Limits in the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Complex (Terpsiphone atrocaudatra)
  • Vitalos, Hannah (CECS) – A comprehensive survey of deep learning algorithms in digital pathology

The nine awardees of the John Marshall Scholars Award program will each receive a $6,500 stipend. Since its inception, the John Marshall Scholar program has supported the creative discovery and research work of faculty members from the College of Science, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Media, College of Education and Professional Development, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Health Professions and the Library.

Summer 2023 Awardees Are:

  • Chowdhury, Sudipta (CECS) — An Integrated Drone Routing Model for Disaster Response Planning
  • Danford, Rachel (CAM) – Reimagining Artist Workshops in Lombard, Italy
  • Hambuchen, Michael (School of Pharmacy) — Preclinical development of pharmacotherapy for rescue from combination methamphetamine-opioid overdose
  • Holland, Pam (COHP) — NOWS and SLPS: What we know NOW about communication development and service provision
  • McFall, Kim (COEPD) — Faculty Learning Communities to support Technology-Rich Learning Experiences
  • Mollette, Sara (Library) — Research Support Staffing Models for R2 Institution Libraries
  • Underhill, Stephen (COLA) — J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the Capitol Insurrection
  • Varney, Melinda (School of Pharmacy) — Identifying mechanisms of decreased vaccine efficacy in obese populations
  • Young, Stephen (COS) — Moving Appalachia: Social and Anti-Carceral Movements in Appalachia

 

For more information about the research awards or upcoming proposals, visit www.marshall.edu/murc.