UAlbany Biologist Receives $1.43 Million NIH Award for Germline Research to Find Therapies for Cancer and Degenerative Diseases
Biologist Prashanth Rangan has received a $1.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research into both preventing and inducing differentiation in stem cells in order to treat cancers and degenerative diseases. Last month he was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences as an outstanding young scientist.
War is Text: UAlbany Researchers Find Depictions of War in School Textbooks Shifted Radically after Vietnam Era
Modern day textbooks draw a different picture of war than their predecessors did in the era immediately after World War II leading up to the Vietnam War, a study by University at Albany researchers finds.
Research in Education
UAlbany professors from the School of Education and Department of Sociology collaborate to develop a literacy course “Arguing Like a Lawyer,” geared toward high school freshmen at risk of dropping out. Margaret Sheehy of Literacy Teaching and Learning is PI on the three-year project, awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Associate Professor Allison Redlich has been awarded a $99,371 NARSAD grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to examine the mediating role of mental health courts in the treatment of individuals with serious mental health problems.
Six University at Albany researchers are members of teams that won funding through the State University of New York Health Network of Excellence. The health-related research projects span antibiotic development, big data, and 3D printing technology initiatives.