Research teams from the fields of STEM-Plus, social justice and intercultural studies have been selected to receive the inaugural awards for a new post-doctoral fellowship program announced in April by the Vice President, Frost Campus Manoj Patankar, Ph.D. The program is designed to increase Saint Louis University's interdisciplinary research abilities.
The STEM-Plus team:
- Jason Knouft, Department of Biology and associate director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
- Joanna Ganning, Department of Public Policy Studies
- Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences
- Zaitao Pan, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The STEM-Plus post-doctoral fellow will support their research about the impact of climate and land use changes on flooding in urbanized human and natural systems.
Social justice team:
|Research team leaders Jason Knouft, Ph.D., Diana Bartelli Carlin, Ph.D., associate vice president for graduate education and program coordinator, Hisako Matsuo, Ph.D., and Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D. Photo by Jeremiah Ingram
- Hisako Matsuo, from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
- Lisa Willoughby, from the Department of Psychology
- James Dubois from the Center for Health Care Ethics
- Theodore Malmstrom from the Department of Psychiatry
- Mingan Yang from the School of Public Health
The team will explore immigrants' experiences with the health care delivery system in the United States through a community-based gerontological research project
The intercultural research team:
- Michal Rozbicki from the Department of History
- Monica Eppinger from the School of Law
- Kara McBride from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages
- Judith Gibbons from the Department of Psychology
- Robert Krizek from the Department of Communication
Their project explores multidisciplinary approaches to the study of interculturality.
The three research teams were selected by internal review teams from a total of 18 submitted proposals involving faculty researchers, representing 21 departments, colleges, schools and centers across the SLU campus.
The specific recipient of each post-doctoral fellowship will be selected by the respective research team with an appointment renewable for up to two years. The principal investigators and fellows will present a panel discussion summarizing the progress of their research projects at the annual graduate education research symposium in spring 2012.
"The fellowship competition demonstrated that currently there is considerable interdisciplinary research collaboration across the University," noted Diana Bartelli Carlin, associate vice president for graduate education, who coordinated the project. "The fellowship program can encourage expansion and better position researchers to secure external funding. Everyone who assisted with development of the project and reviewing proposals is looking forward to following the research teams' progress."