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Four professors receive college funds to further research

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Four faculty projects have been funded by the College of Human Ecology for up to $5,000 each. They are:

  • Annika Linde for Effect of the Nationally Occurring Antimicrobial Peptides LL37 and K9CATH on Lung Cell Health. Working with the research assistant professor in human nutrition will be M. C. Cheung, M.D., and T. Melgarejo, associate professor in human nutrition. The team will evaluate the effect of cathelicidin co-treatment on pulmonary epithelial cell health in an effort to develop new measures against the life-threatening complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Minyoung Suh and Ji Hye Kang for Functional and Emotional Impact of Breast Size and a Sports Bra on Exercise-Induced Discomfort. The assistant professors in apparel and textiles expect to understand functional and emotional demands of sports bra users and to produce information that will lead to a better engineered sports bra that will lead to increased physical activity and improved health.
  • Joyce Baptist for advancing evidence-based practice for depression by using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to Treat Depression. The associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services will identify changes in neurological functioning throughout the duration of EMDR therapy. EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, has shown promising results in treating other forms of mental health issues.
  • Bryan D. Orthel for Identity, Community History and Place: Oral Histories, 2014-2015. The assistant professor of interior design will extend his research into how individuals understand their physical communities. In this branch of the project, he will record interviews with residents of a rural Idaho community.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Interior Design and Fashion Studies.