Congratulations to Drs. Laura L. K. Bryan, Pamela Vaughan, Sherry Schneider, Susan Walch, and Rosemary Hays-Thomas for being awarded nearly $600,000 in grant money from the National Science Foundation to support women faculty in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Click here to read more!
Click here to view Inside UWF's Sandra Averhart interview Drs. Bryan and Vaughan.
Dr. Susan Walch, along with Dr. Rebecca Kennedy and Dr. April Glenn of UWF Health and Counseling Services, Student Affairs, are the recipients of a $300,000 grant over a 3 year period, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. They proposed an integrated, coordinated multi-level program called Suicide Outreach and Support (SOS), which includes universal prevention strategies aimed at the general campus population, targeting male and female students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and ages. Special emphasis will be placed on reaching gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) students and military-affiliated students, including active duty service persons, veterans, and military spouses and dependents. SOS is anticipated to provide an effective mechanism for early identification of students in trouble and effective response to their needs. Click here to read more!
Dr. Sam Mathews, Associate Professor in the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center for Applied Psychology, is part of a consortium which was recently awarded a 5-year National Institutes of Health grant to study health outcomes of the Deep Water Horizon oil disaster along the northern Gulf coast from Apalachicola, Florida to Baldwin County, Alabama. Dr. Mathews is a co-investigator with Dr. Tracy Irani, Professor and Development Director, Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources at The University of Florida. Dr.'s. Irani and Mathews are focusing on community outreach and dissemination of the results of the research supported by the grant. Their work will be based on understanding concerns, needs, and resources of the communities along the Gulf Coast and developing educational programs to meet those needs. The goal is to develop a regional interstate information and referral network to mitigate harm from future disasters whether human initiated or natural across the northern Gulf Coast.