Researchers win $2.5M NIH Award; Support for online and in-person teaching
Researchers win $2.5M NIH Award; Support for online and in-person teaching
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A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

UT Vice Chancellor for Research Deborah Crawford
I have been at the university for just over two weeks now and am so grateful for the many messages of welcome I have received from the campus community. Thank you for your warmth and generosity; I am delighted to become one of the newest members of the Volunteer family.
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Seed Funding Helps Researchers Win $2.5M NIH Award

Photo of Joel Anderson from UT's College of Nursing
Candida albicans, a species of yeast, is the focus of Todd Reynold’s research, for which he received one of the first seed funding grants from ORE in 2018. He has now parlayed that success into a recent $2.5 million R01 award from the National Institute of Health to better understand the fungus.
Click here for more information about funding opportunities for faculty and staff
Photo of Vince Pantalone of UT's Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty who conduct research related to the natural sciences in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or who are interested in such research are invited to a virtual SPARKS event hosted by ORE’s Research Development staff on Thursday, September 10, from 1–4 p.m.
Photo of Vince Pantalone of UT's Department of Plant Sciences
As the nursing simulation director for the College of Nursing, Susan Hébert has always had a passion for babies. Her current projects include working with a collaborative team to develop an application that incorporates simulation as an educational intervention, and potentially helping to improve neonatal outcomes.
Photo of Vince Pantalone of UT's Department of Plant Sciences
New this fall, the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach is offering the Community Engagement Academy, an interdisciplinary professional development program designed for new UT faculty and graduate students who wish to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship.
UT Humanities Center is investigating faculty interest in a research seminar for 2020-21 tentatively titled "Just Environments" that merges humanities, environmental studies, social justic, and critical infrastructure. Faculty interested in discussing a possible seminar are invited to register in advance for an organizational Zoom meeting on August 31 at 3:30 pm. 
Click here for resources to support online and in-person instruction
On September 10, from 1–2 p.m., the Office of Research and Engagement will virtually host Dan Cole, program manager for mechanical behavior of materials at the Army Research Office. ARO funds basic research at universities in various physical, information, and engineering sciences.


The 2020 Chancellor's professors are announced—Evan Beech is appointed to the NAADA Board of Directors—Jon Hathaway wins Best Case Study award from ASCE—Kurt Butefish receives the Outstanding Support for Geography Education Award from NCGE—Robert Williams is named the new head of the Department of Food Science—Solange Munoz receives the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from NCGE.
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Office of Research and Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-3466
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