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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during April 2019. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU’s Office of Research Administration.

Title: Developing Cherokee second-language speakers as teachers

PI: Sara Hopkins

Funder: Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Amount: $59,620

Description: to provide training, teaching resources, and conversational practice with fluent speakers for teachers and instructors at WCU and Cherokee language partner programs

Title: Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation in Virginia (FARM-VA)

PI: Debra Burke

Funder: US Department of Agriculture

Amount: $24,000

Description: to continue a federally funded certified state agricultural mediation program that provides mediation services to USDA customers in Virginia

Title: Native-Controlling hypertension and risk through technology (Native-CHART)

PI: Turner Goins

Funder: Washington State University

Amount: $58,330

Description: to continue to increase awareness related to all aspects of hypertension, blood pressure control, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and attendant risk factors among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander populations

Title: North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP)

PI: Debra Burke

Funder: US Department of Agriculture

Amount: $43,000

Description: to continue agricultural mediation services to USDA customers in North Carolina

Title: Research Project: Hypergraph models in mathematical oncology

PI: Andrew Penland

Funder: BYU Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Amount: $5,250

Description: to engage undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary field of mathematical oncology by exploring hypergraph models of carcinogenesis

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