Psychological needs of children with severe food allergies, predicting mental well-being in older adults and effects of carbohydrates in beverages in children are among New Faculty Research Award projects

Eighteen faculty members will receive a total of $78,660 for research projects

by Debra Johnson, Published March 25, 2014


YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved the Provost’s New Faculty Research Awards for 2014-15 at its March 25 board meeting.

Kim Schatzel, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, awarded a total of $78,660 to eighteen new Eastern faculty members for research and creative projects under the Provost’s Research Award for New Faculty program.

The competitive awards offer up to $5,000 to each faculty member during their first or second year of employment to support their projects. The program is intended to help new faculty establish a research agenda that will make them more competitive for external funding.

The award recipients are as follows:

  • Kimberly L. Barrett (sociology, anthropology and criminology). “Testing the Association between Community Lead (Pb) Presence and Juvenile Delinquency.”
  • Deborah Collins-Bohler (nursing). “The Lived Experiences of Breast Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema from Diverse Ethnic Origins.”
  • Sun Hae Jang (health promotion and human performance). “Sagital Misalignment Patterns in Comparison of Coronal Curve Patterns in Idiopathic Scoliosis.”
  • Megan K. Moore (sociology, anthropology and criminology). “Curation and Inventory of a Medieval French Skeletal Collection.”
  • Rebecca Moore (health promotion and human performance). “Effect of a Carbohydrate Beverage on Exercise Performance in Children 9-11 Years Old.”
  • Mary-Elizabeth Murphy (history and philosophy). “’A National and Local Affair’: African American Women and Political Activism in Interwar Washington, D. C.”
  • Linda Myler (nursing). “Simulation for Remediation of Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting.”
  • Mariana Nicolae (computer information systems). “Customer Behavior Based Targeted Promotions as Predicators of Profitability in Repeat Online and In-Store Retail Transactions.”
  • Alankrita Pandey (management). “Examining the Impacts of Human Capital, Social Capital and Psychological Capital on Employee Behavior and Performance.”
  • Kate Pantelides (English language and literature). “Mapping Dissertation Genre Ecology.”
  • Catherine C. Peterson (psychology). “Parent Survey of Psychological Needs of Children with Severe Food Allergies.”
  • Ann P. Rall (social work). “Poverty Warriors Video Project.”
  • Chris Reilly (art). “Intimate Instruments Workshop.”
  • Brian Gregory Sellers (sociology, anthropology and criminology). “Testing the Factor Structure of the STAR: AV to Inform Intervention with Justice-Involved Youth.”
  • Kathy Seurynck (nursing). “Evaluation of Nursing Students using Objective Structured Clinical Examination.”
  • Heather Shouldice (music and dance). “An Investigation of the Musical Identities, Self-Perceptions, and Motivation of Elementary Students in Relation to their Experiences in School Music Classes.”
  • Sarah Walsh (health services). “Predicting Mental Well-Being for Older Adults: The Role of Social Capital.”
  • Andrew Wilfong (mathematics). “Classifying the Number of Faces of Smooth Polytopes.”

To read more about the Provost’s New Faculty Research Awards, visit the Provost’s New Faculty Research Awards for 2014-15 homepage. 


Debra Johnson

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