Dyson News at a Glance: August 2017

 

BIOLOGY PROF AWARDED 372K NIH GRANT

Assistant Professor of Biology Zafir Buraei has been awarded a $372,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of his research on calcium channels - proteins that allow the passage of calcium into nerve, heart, and muscle cells. This research may lead to significant advancement in the treatment of chronic pain, hypertension and stroke, in addition to advancing the study of autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraine, atrial fibrillation, and other neurological and cardiovascular diseases.

 

HOMELAND SECURITY GRAD PROGRAM RANKED #8

Pace University’s MA in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals has been ranked #8 Best Online Master’s in Homeland Security by College Choice, an independent online publication. Pace is praised for its centrally located campus, and the program is recommended for students who are seeking to pursue leadership roles in emergency management.

 

PSYCHOLOGY PROF NAMED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

Psychology Professor Yvonne Rafferty has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, to continue her research on the mental health and psychosocial recovery of child victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

 

ECONOMICS STUDENT PENS OP-ED ON CHILDCARE COST

Economics student Kelly Lester ‘19 wrote an op-ed for townhall.com about the challenges facing American families due to the ever-rising cost of childcare.

 

PACE ENVIRONMENTAL DUO WRITES OP-ED IN “LOHUD”

Environmental Studies professor Michelle Land and Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin authored an op-ed article in LoHud advocating for a full environmental review of future Hudson River anchorage proposals. The U.S. Coast Guard recently suspended a proposal to create 10 oil barge anchorages with spaces for 43 oil barges in the Hudson.

 

PROF COMMENTS ON GOOGLE MEMO FOR THE AP

Public Relations professor Jennifer Magas was quoted in an Associated Press article about the termination of Google engineer James Damore, whom Magas asserts “forfeited his job” by writing a controversial memo denouncing Google’s diversity initiatives.