Faculty Success Stories: March 2018
Pace faculty are on a roll—and it isn’t even summer break yet! Check out their latest successes. You’ll be inspired!
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, Nanjie Deng, PhD, is part of a collaborative team that received funding from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences; prime award to Temple University, sub-award to Pace University). The funding will enable computer modeling and simulation to study the aberrant multimerization of HIV-1 integrase, a therapeutic target for developing anti-AIDS drugs.
Clinical Assistant Professor Jason Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNL, FNAP, was awarded funding from the CVS Health Foundation Scholars program, which will provide $1,000 scholarships to five students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Dyson Adjunct Assistant Professor Elliot Hearst and student Victoria Noriega ’20 worked together as part of Pace’s Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program on a paper entitled “The Helpers of the Secret Annex: A Guide for Students,” which discusses people who helped Anne Frank and her family during their time in hiding. The pair’s research was read by one family (who discovered the paper on the Pace Digital Commons) who was aware of their connection to the Frank family, and the family is now working with Hearst and Noriega to uncover more information about their family history in regards to their ancestors’ resistance in the face of grave danger.
"Through our research contacts, we have put this family in touch with the in-house historian at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, whom they will be meeting with at the museum this spring," said Hearst. "Victoria and I both feel highly privileged to be playing a small part in assisting the Anne Frank House staff as they enhance their knowledge about Anne and her helpers, and in enabling this family to learn more about their own history as well."
Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center Cindy Kanusher received funding from Impact100 Westchester for a capital project for building renovations to create a Welcome and Resource Center for their domestic violence clients. The Pace Women's Justice Center provides free legal services to more than 3,000 victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse each year.
Social distancing and keeping pace with your exercise routine can be tough. Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and even a weekly step challenge with prizes.
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Worry. Anxiety. Grief. The brain-body response to stress is powerful. Dyson Professor of Psychology Sally Dickerson, PhD, discusses human stress responses and ways to best mitigate potential external stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Professor Is In: Sally Dickerson