The Office of Research announced the following research grants awarded to Chapman University faculty in January 2024.
$246,000 – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Rosalee Hellberg, associate professor of food science. Schmid College of Science and Technology.
Promoting Access to Thriving Careers in Food Science for Underrepresented Students.
Underrepresented students pursue graduate education at lower rates than students from traditionally represented groups. In addition, enrollment in post-secondary Food Science programs has drastically declined on a national scale, despite the plentiful job opportunities in the food industry. Thus, there is a need to recruit future food scientists, particularly from underrepresented groups to decrease the disparities in professional settings and to ensure the sustainability of the food industry. Our goal is to recruit six underrepresented students to pursue a M.S. degree in Food Science with a focus on first-generation and black students.
$153,582 – American Heart Association
Julia Boehm, associate professor of psychology. Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Psychosocial Assets and Cardiovascular Health in Adulthood: A Mixed Methods Investigation.
$42,635 – Neurodon, LLC
Young Woo Nam, research associate. School of Pharmacy.
Structure Basis for the Positive Allosteric Modulation of SERCA2b.