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Charles L. Cahill Grants 

Fiscal Year 2023 Recipients

Thank you to the Faculty Senate Research Committee for reviewing these applications.

  • Tamatha Arms and Noell Rowan (School of Nursing, CHHS) “Older Adults and Healthcare professional's knowledge and Beliefs of Opioids”
  • G. Avery (Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS) “Concentrations and Speciation of Arsenic In Wet and Dry Atmospheric Deposition”
  • Raymond Danner (Biology & Marine Biology, CAS) “Non-invasive study of heat stress in birds using long-distance thermal imaging: Predicting species susceptibility to extinction based on morphology, anthropogenic disturbance, and seasonal acclimation”
  • Amrita Das (World Languages and Cultures, CAS) “A Digital Exhibit of Fe de erratas”
  • Devon Eulie (Environmental Sciences, CAS) “Climate change and storm impacts on coastal forested wetlands”
  • Gene Felice II (Art & Art History, CAS) and Catharina Alves-de-Souza (Center for Marine Science, CMS) “Development of educational digital games focused on aquatic ecosystems: Featuring Phyto Hero and Bloom Busters”
  • Sarah Gaby (Sociology & Criminology, CAS) “Collective Racist and Antiracist Action and Contemporary Racial Inequalities”
  • Kate Hinshaw (Film Studies, CAS) “Anonymous Camera Girl – Documentary”
  • Tahereh (Sima) Jafarikhah (Computer Science, CAS) “Energy efficient blockchain consensus algorithms: Turn-based proof of space”
  • Laurie Minns (School of Nursing, CHHS) “Methodological approach to measure inflammatory gene expression from cultured human immune cells using a probe-based quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction technique”
  • Kate Nooner (Psychology, CAS) “Brain and Behavioral Recovery Among Young Adult Heavy Drinkers”
  • Todd Peterson (Psychology, CAS) “Investigating microglia mediation of neuron death in a mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder”
  • Deepak Rauniyar (Film Studies, CAS) “SHAH CHEF”
  • Ginger Rhodes (Mathematics and Statistics, ETEAL /Applied Learning, CAS) “Mathematics teacher leadership: Preparation, experiences, and challenges”
  • Candice Robinson (Sociology & Criminology, CAS) “YP Empowered: Black Young Professional’s Role in the Movement for Black Lives”
  • Laura Szech (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, WEC) “Understanding Community and Culture: Teachers Working to Better Know their Students”
  • Abigail  Upshaw (Art & Art History, CAS) “Archival Research for Article: “Mulberry Trees and Textile Machines: The History of Leonardo da Vinci and Ludovico Sforza’s Automated Textile Mill”
  • Blake Ushijima (Biology & Marine Biology, CAS) and Wendy Strangman (Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS) “New biotechnology for old problems: using robotic automation to enhance drug discovery with marine microorganisms”
  • Amanda Williard and Stephanie Kamel, Biology & Marine Biology (CAS) “Impacts of fisheries bycatch on nesting populations of the critically endangered East Pacific hawksbill turtle”
  • Seoyoon Woo (School of Nursing, CHHS), Anastasiya Ferrell (School of Nursing, CHHS), and Jamy Chulak (Health and Applied Human Sciences, CHHS) “COPD Self-Management Using Technology in Daily Life”

Fiscal Year 2022 Recipients

Funded Charles L. Cahill proposals consisted of 14 traditional and 2 collaborative applications. 

Thank you to the Faculty Senate Research Committee for reviewing these applications.

  • Sasha N. Canan, (School of Health & Applied Human Sciences), “Creating a Scale that Measures Attitudes Toward Comprehensive Sex Education: A 6-Step Psychometric Process”
  • Thomas A. Cariveau, (Psychology), “Developing a measure of working memory in minimally verbal children with autism”
  • Timothy V. Daniels, (Physics & Physical Oceanography), “Design and Assembly of a Beam-Entrace Window for Online Ba-Tagging Tests”
  • Christopher S. Elliott, (Sociology & Criminology), “Job Quality Measurement in the Craft Beer Labor Force of Wilmington, North Carolina”
  • Douglas Engelman, (Sociology & Criminology), “Making Our Classrooms Relevant Through Reflective Practices in Teaching Sociology (RPTS)”
  • Nadine Gibson, (Public & International Affairs), “Student Voting Habits in Light of COVID-19 Disruptions”
  • Sarah Hallenbeck, (English), “Archival Research Trip for Embodying Twentieth-Century American Rhetorics of Innovation”
  • Michaela Howells (Anthropology), “Does Maternal Marital Status Impact Stress Among Pregnant Women? A Pilot Study In Preparation for the Effects of Natural Disasters in South Eastern North Carolina”
  • Mariana Johnson, (Film Studies), “Rerouting Early Latin American Cinema: New Histories of Film Exchange in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.”
  • Aaron S. King, (Public & International Affairs), “Public Facing Political Science: Strengthening the Relationship between Academics, the Media, and Civic Society”
  • Shannon A. Klotsko, (Earth & Ocean Sciences), “Examining the evolution of submerged paleolandscapes on the Oregon continental shelf with sediment cores”
  • Chad S. Lane, (Earth & Ocean Sciences), “Assessing Potential Errors in Carbon Cycling Estimates due to Variable Biosynthetic Fractionation of Radiocarbon (14C) by Vascular Plants”
  • Lilit  Martirosyan, (Mathematics & Statistics), “Symmetry and duality in mathematics”
  • Symphony D. Oxendine, (Educational Leadership), Carol McNulty (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education), “Scholar’s Opportunity for Academic Research (SOAR) Retreat”
  • Ruthanne Palumbo, (School of Nursing), Brandy Mechling (School of Nursing), Nancy Ahern (School of Nursing), “Emergency Department Discharge Planning and Education Procedures for Patients Presenting with Illicit Drug Overdose”
  • Zhangping Wei, (Physics & Physical Oceanography), “Development of a 3D coastal modeling system for the Cape Fear Estuary”

Recipients by Fiscal Year