26 CHS faculty awarded grants through the One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan

The projects span a variety of interests, including healthcare, education, identity and sustainability.
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The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that 26 faculty members recently received grants through the One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan. Faculty from across the College received awards from the Arts, humanities and social sciences fund; Accelerate fund; Quest fund; and Breakthrough fund.

VCU Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(Listed by primary ONE VCU Research initiative)

Enriching the Human Experience

  • “From Rural to Urban: HIV Positivity in the COVID-19 Era —Two Kenyan Communities” Christopher Brooks, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “The Green Light: School Integration in the United States” Brian Daugherity, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “The Queen's Silence: The Hidden History of the British Monarchy and Slavery” Brooke Newman, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “Imagining Nations: Indigenous Networks in Film, Print and Theater” Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences

VCU Accelerate

(Listed by primary ONE VCU Research initiative)

Enriching the Human Experience

  • “Planning Grant To Found the VCU Center for Arts And Humanities in Health Care” Aaron Anderson, Ph.D., School of the Arts; Christiana Lafazani, School of the Arts; Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences

Achieving a Just and Equitable Society

  • “Promoting Student Engagement in Anti-Racist Activities: Evaluation of CSIJ 200” Nao Hagiwara, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 

Supporting Sustainable Energy and Environments

  • “Experiments and Modeling of the Immune Response and Energy Dynamics in Corals” Nastassja Lewinski, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Rebecca Segal, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “Seeking Sustainability in a High-Risk Environment: Cultural Niche Construction on El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain” Christopher Stevenson, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Amy Rector, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Mar Góngora Davis, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences

VCU Quest

(Listed by primary ONE VCU Research initiative)

Enriching the Human Experience

  • “Quantum Fields and Knots: An Integrative Approach” Marco Aldi, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Allison Moore, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Nicola Tarasca, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “Bones as an Alternative Matrix for the Detection of New Synthetic Opioids in Cold Cases: Introducing New Animal Models for Bone-Blood Correlation Studies” Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “A Novel Paradigm of Feature Screening for High-Throughput Survival Data” Chenlu Ke, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 

VCU Breakthroughs Fund

(Listed by primary ONE VCU Research initiative)

Achieving a Just and Equitable Society

  • “Symmetry, Surfaces and Knots: Empowering Middle School Students Through Experiential Activities in Geometry” Visala Satyam, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Marco Aldi, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Christine Lee Bae, Ph.D., School of Education; Allison Moore, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Nicola Tarasca, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “Merging Developmental and Educational Perspectives on Ethnic-Racial Identity and Ethnic-Racial Socialization to Foster Culturally Responsive Education” Chelsea Williams, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Fantasy Lozada, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Hillary Parkhouse, Ph.D., School of Education; Jesse Senechal, Ph.D., School of Education 

Optimizing Health

  • “Development of a Novel Virtual Reality Treatment for Emerging Adults With ADHD” David Shepherd, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Joshua Langberg, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
    Supporting Sustainable Energy and Environments 
  • “Energy Efficient Neurocomputer” Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Dean Krusienski, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Cheng Ly, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences 
  • “Additive Manufacturing of Anisotropic Alnico Permanent Magnets” Radhika Barua, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Everett Carpenter, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences; Afroditi Filippas, Ph.D., College of Engineering 

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