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Muna Saleh
Posted On August 19, 2022 6:46 pm
FOCUS Refugees experience more health problems than people in the general U.S. population. Research to date has focused mainly on individual, familial, and cultural factors in accounting for these disparities. Extending this line of research, Muna draws on life course theory to understand how these factors interact with resettlement policies and related structural factors to… View Article
Ciara Horne
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:49 pm
FOCUS Economically disadvantaged groups (which are disproportionately racial/ethnic minorities) are the most vulnerable to the financial, environmental, and health consequences of flooding. In addition, sea-level rise and recurrent severe storms have resulted in erratic and intensified flooding occurrences that U.S. water-mitigation infrastructure (e.g., dams, levees) cannot withstand long-term. Ciara’s research consists of using data science… View Article
Austin Compton
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:18 pm
FOCUS Austin is studying mosquito-borne infectious diseases in the context of genetic sex determination in the mosquito vector. He is interested in developing a novel genetics-based approach to controlling mosquito populations by creating a male bias within a mosquito population, which could ultimately lead to a local population crash. Through HPRS, he hopes to engage… View Article
Samantha M. Perez
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:03 pm
FOCUS Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, and patients with the most common form, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), have only a 7 percent five-year survival rate. Samantha’s research focuses on characterizing the role of extracellular Plectin-1, a robust biomarker for PDAC, in extracellular and intracellular signaling in… View Article

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