The SETI Institute is announcing that Dr. Sofia Sheikh has been awarded a Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend) for research and education by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Sheikh’s research is focused on fast radio bursts (FRBs) and developing improved technosignature detection methods, specifically by searching higher radio frequencies and in new areas of the sky. She will also mentor underrepresented students in physics and astronomy, helping them build strong networks and providing valuable research experiences. Sheikh's work will leverage the unique qualities of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), the only radio telescope constructed with SETI as its principal activity.
Children’s National Hospital today announced a $6.7 million award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (RIC). The funds will help transform a historic building on the former site of Walter Reed Army Medical Center into new research labs. The NIH construction grant marks the first secured grant funding for Phase II of the campus project, signaling continued momentum for the first-of-its-kind pediatric research and innovation hub.
The University of Kansas has secured a $1.25 million grant from the Office of Special Education Programs to found Project INSTRUCT, which will pair future special education teachers and future speech language pathologists in their training. The two professions both serve students with disabilities, but rarely work together. The project will help the future professionals learn, research and work in schools together, to enable them to be better rounded and better include students with disabilities in general education classrooms.
Medical University of South Carolina researchers have identified a novel way to distinguish between subtypes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a first step toward targeted treatments for the disease. Using an advanced imaging technology to identify sugars on tumor tissues, the researchers were able to correlate specific sugar structures to each subtype of HCC. Next they will test whether sugar analysis can also be used to identify HCC subtypes in blood.
- Molecular Cancer Research
The Scripps Research Fellows Program fosters the next generation of scientific thought-leaders. The application period is now open.
Researchers from North Carolina State University found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in a district in North Carolina.
- Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
- North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) and North Carolina Sea Grant (NCSG) under Joint Graduate Student Research Funding Opportunity