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UNCW Researchers Recognized by Eli Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery Initiative 

Recently, three UNCW-affiliated researchers were recognized by the Eli Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) for their molecular contributions to biological testing. Jeremy Morgan, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Stephen Eitelman, business development consultant for MARBIONC, and Nicole Palmer ’16, former undergraduate student in chemistry, all had hands in helping the UNCW chemistry department win the Lilly OIDD Outstanding Continuous Contribution to Compound Screening Award.

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Elementary Ed, Higher Ed Students Collaborate on Semester-Long Arts Integration Project

Forty-five students enrolled in EDN 414, an undergraduate course titled Integrating Arts in Elementary Education, and 18 students enrolled in EDL 558, a master’s level course titled Social Justice Topics in Education, collaborated on a project this spring, incorporating the arts to teach social justice concepts. 

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Researching the Roots of Unemployment: UNCW and the Persistent Poverty in the South Project

In 2014, the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), under the leadership of former UNCW professor Leslie Hossfeld, introduced the Persistent Poverty in the South project (PPS). Two years later, four separate research projects are underway across four different universities. One such project is being led by Jill Waity, assistant professor of sociology at UNCW.

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