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Faculty Success Stories: September 2019

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This summer wasn't just a walk in the park for many of our professors—a number of whom have been racking up impressive grants and accomplishments.

Dyson Assistant Professor Sally Marik, PhD, alongside her colleagues Nancy Krucher, PhD, Sergey Kazakov, PhD, and Aaron Steiner, PhD, were recently awarded a $372,304 award from the National Science Foundation through the Major Research Instrumentation program. This grant will allow them to purchase an automated high-resolution fluorescence imaging system, which will be used across several research areas (neuroscience, developmental biology, cancer biology and novel drug delivery systems) and enhance undergraduate research and training.

“We are thrilled about the new automated high-throughput imaging system we can acquire with this National Science Foundation grant,” said Marik. “The equipment will be used to study several very important questions in biology and chemistry ranging from neuroscience, cancer biology, developmental biology, and novel drug delivery systems. This microscope will allow Pace students in the sciences access to cutting-edge equipment, strengthen their quantitative skills, and provide them real research experience in our teaching laboratories.”

Seidenberg Professor Pauline Mosley, DPS, and Pace’s Camp Cryptobot were featured in a New Yorker profile earlier this month. Camp Cryptobot, which provides cybersecurity education to high school students, is funded by the NSA and the National Science Foundation and is free to students who wish to attend. The article highlighted both Mosley and Pace’s work in providing cybersecurity education to any secondary school students who have a passion for learning, and for increasing opportunities for young women in STEM field.

“The criterion is first come, first served,” Mosley told the New Yorker. “It’s not about G.P.A. or honors classes. Not every school has those. It’s really about: How interested are you? We’ve got to spend our money wisely.”

College of Health Professions Professor Rhonda Maneval, EdD, received $20,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to lead outreach to the Haitian community in New York City pertaining the NIH “All of Us” research initiative—a large-scale study to assess health outcomes in diverse communities.