New Fellows for Fall 2018
Please join us in congratulating the following new Fellows of OIBR!
Geoffrey Brown (HDFS)
Former Grantsmanship Development Program Participant, Dr. Geoff Brown (HDFS) received an R01 from NIH to study how rural environments, social networks and paternal factors contribute to infant development in Black families in the rural South. By focusing on the role of unmarried Black fathers, this work is highly novel and will help to develop interventions to encourage fathers to be actively involved in their infants’ lives.
Katie Ehrlich (Psychology)
Former Grantsmanship Development Program Participant, Katie Erlich, has recently received a (1) NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation that will focus on proinflammatory phenotypes and depression risk in youth, (2) a R03 from NIH focusing on the effects of exposure to parental depression as a risk factor for downstream youth physical health and (3) a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for her project submitted to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, “Innovative Approaches to the Study of Social Determinants of Health in Children.”
Paula Lemons (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Dr. Paula Lemons (SEER center) and her team were just awarded a NSF grant aimed at transforming STEM education at a R1 university through multi-level action teams. This is an outstanding example of truly interdisciplinary scholarship as noted by the team (Paula Lemons, PI; Co-PIs include Tessa Andrews (Genetics), Marguerite Brickman (Plant Biology), Sarah Covert (Assoc. Provost for Academic Affairs), and Erin Dolan (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology). This project has a total of 13 Senior Personnel including individuals from Math, Chemistry, Physics, Entomology, Statistics, Engineering, and Education. Plus many consultants (including yours truly, from Psychology) from different units on campus.
Catherine (Catie) O’Neal (HDFS)
Dr. O’Neal is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science and long-time collaborator on a series of projects examining military families and social determinants of health. She was recently awarded a grant from the USDA/NIFA/DOD as Principal Investigator that will evaluate the Air Force Personal Financial Readiness Program to help military families.
Assaf Oshri (HDFS)
Former Grantsmanship Development Program Participant, Assaf (HDFS) was recently awarded a K01 award from NIH to examine the influence of community and family protective processes on neurocognitive systems and early onset drug use among rural southern youth.
Their individual (and collective) success is really incredible!