Funded Research

Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Exercise, chemotherapy and cardiovascular risk in ovarian cancer

The proposed project will examine the effects of a novel exercise training paradigm during ovarian cancer chemotherapy to reduce or mitigate the adverse cardiovascular effects of chemotherapy.
Cardiovascular Medicine; Oncology (Cancer)
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

The Truth About Fasting Before Surgery: How Honest Are Patients About Their NPO Status

Fasting before surgery is important, yet no one has studied how truthful patients are about their NPO status. We will use a randomized response technique to assess honesty while maintaining privacy.
Anesthesiology; Surgery; Biostatistics; Health Psychology
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Heat Mortality, Mortality Displacement and SARS CoV-2

The timing of SARS CoV-2 and summer, 2020 heat waves provides a rare opportunity to examine heat related mortality, as heat waves and the SARS CoV-2 virus impact similar segments of the population.
Biostatistics (Public Health); Environmental Health (Public Health); Climate
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Curiosity out of the classroom: The impact of research experience on undergraduate students

This project will study the influence of hands-on, lab-based research experience on undergraduate students' curiosity and motivation, exploring what characteristics of experiences matter the most.
Engineering; Education
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Assessing Anxious Thinking Patterns among Patients with Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders

We aim to assess mechanisms (e.g., cognitive biases) contributing to maintenance of anxiety symptoms in persons with neurodegenerative movement disorders, offering insights for symptom management.
Cognitive Psychology; Symptom Science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Justice, Amplified

This project explores voice, activism and gender justice through a series of creative works, applied research & teaching. We connect gender and racial justice to amplify diverse voices & experiences.
Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Black Church Musicians and HIV/AIDS, 1980-2005

This project explores the deep loss of black church musicians to HIV/AIDS between 1980 and 2005, considering the intersection of media representation, religious doctrine and performance practices.
Critical and Cultural Studies; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Social History; Religious Thought/Theology/Philosophy of Religion
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Imaging the Invisible: Translations of Environmental Risk into Public Information

This project collects examples of how toxicity and health risks in the air, water, soil, and building materials have been graphically communicated to the affected publics.
Environmental Health (Public Health); Environmental Health; History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology; Modern Art and Architecture
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Edankraal en Route: Reviving an African- American Space of Cultural Exchange in Segregated Lynchburg

An architectural, landscape, and literary digital project to enhance access to and knowledge of the Anne Spencer House and Garden.
Politics and Social Change; Race and Ethnicity; American Studies; Literature in English, North America, ethnic and minority; Women’s History; American Art and Architecture; Diversity; Underrepresented Groups
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Using Machine Learning to Provide Automated Feedback on Teacher-Student and Student-Student Interaction Patterns

This project will develop a novel machine learning-based system that provides real-time, automated feedback to teachers on the interaction patterns in their classroom to inform instructions.
Education; artificial intelligence
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Promoting Language Learning in Maya Youth: A Digital Variorum of the Popol Wuj in K'iche' and Yukatek

This project builds digital texts in endangered languages to promote language learning and cultural connection among Maya youth in Mexico, Guatemala, and the US.
Databases/Information Systems; Anthropological Linguistics/Sociolinguistics; First/Second Language Acquisition; Latin American Languages and Societies; Latin American (History); Diversity
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Observational Learning and Timing Uncertainty: Evidences from Dynamic Book Building in IPOs

We study timing decisions of firms to file for IPOs, and of institutional investors’ to participate in such IPOs. We model this "book-building" process as a dynamic game with asymmetric information.
Business in Society; Econometrics; Industrial Organization
Trio Funded