Seven HCaP faculty members awarded scholarships

August 3, 2021 — UTSA Knowledge business (REDKE) awarded its annual in-house startup grants to cultivate innovation on campus. Thirty-two faculty members received $555,000 to initiate new research projects or advance current programs through the discovery process. Seven of those professors are from the College for Health, Community and Policy.

Funding mechanisms are long established UTSA Research Seed Grant Programs which includes GREAT, INTRA and Connect. The Transdisciplinary Teams program (T2), awarded jointly with the provostship, increased its influence this year by supporting five interdisciplinary and intercollegiate research teams.

Internal Research Fellowships (INTRA) FY2022 Laureates
From October 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022
$95,000 awarded: $5,000 per researcher x 19 new research projects

Ying Huang
HCaP demographics
Income Loss and Mental Health Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States – Investigating the Moderating Role of Metropolitan Residential Racial Segregation

Kara Joyner
HCaP demographics
The Effects of Partisanship on Mate Choices

Se Woong Park
HCaP Kinesiology
Characterization of predictive patterns of gaze and brain activity in children with autism spectrum disorders

Sherri Simmons Horton
HCaP Social Work
Perceptions of current and former social work students on anti-racism practice

Tianou Zhang
HCaP Kinesiology
The effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation and exercise training on body composition and exercise performance in older adults with sarcopenic obesity

Transdisciplinary Teams Program (T2)
From October 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022

The Transdisciplinary Teams (T2) program rewards interdisciplinary teams that work together to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological and translational innovations that go beyond discipline-specific approaches to solving a common problem, ultimately advancing research goals. excellence in UTSA’s institutional research and establishing a foundation. for extramural funding, Five Research Projects and its Principal Investigator each received $20,000 for a total of $100,000 under the T2 program.

Sue Hum (manager), COLFA English
Rebecca Weston, HCaP Psychology
Aaron Cassil, COS Biology
Greg Elliott, COLFA Art and Art History
Investigate STEM student approaches to innovative thinking through focus groups

Allison Veach (Lead), COS Environmental Science & Ecology
Saugata Datta, COS Geology
Corey Sparks, HCaP Demography
Linking the urban microbiome to lawn care choices: what is the impact of xeriscaping on the microbiome?