CHHS Professors Receive Cahill Research Grants

CHHS Professors, Jennifer McCall (SON), Robert Boyce (SHAHS), Kim-Godwin (SON), Sabrina Cherry (SHAHS) and Athena Kolbe (SSW) received Cahill Research Grants through the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance.

The Charles L. Cahill Awards are granted to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty to:

  • Provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may attract funding from other sources
  • Encourage the pursuit of new areas of research, scholarship or artistic endeavors
  • Fund travel in support of research
  • Encourage the development of specific professional skills within one’s discipline.

Ron Vetter, associate provost for research and dean of the graduate school assembled the Faculty Senate Research Committee to evaluate the applications and make funding recommendations. Proposals were evaluated based on scholarly merit and impact.

Jennifer McCall received the Cahill Research Grant for her research titled, “Assessment of the Anti-Inflammatory Drug of the Marine Natural Product Brevenal.”

Robert Boyce received the Cahill Research Grant for his research titled, “Neck Strength and Anthropometrics to Predict Traumatic Brain Injury Risk in Airborne Paratroopers.”

Kim-Godwin received the Cahill Research Grant for her research titled, “Effectiveness of Writing Interventions among Parents of Adult Children with Substance Abuse.”

Sabrina Cherry and Athena Kolbe received the Cahill Research Grant for their interprofessional collaborative research project titled, “LINC Collaborative: Framing Community-Based Recidivism Deterrent Initiatives.”