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Lyle McKinney, assistant professor of educational psychology, received the 2011 Research Grant Award for his project "Failure to File: Examining the Characteristics of Persistence Rates of Community College Students Who Do Not File a FAFSA” at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges conference.
UH Law Center Dean Ray Nimmer has been recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of copyright law, information technology law, litigation — intellectual property, litigation — patent, patent law and trademark law.
Jordan Paust’s essay “Armed Drones: Responding to Professor Radsan’s Questions” was published in Journal of the National Security Forum. Paust is the Mike and Teresa Baker Law Center Professor.
Health and human performance (HHP) faculty members Mark Clarke, Charles Layne, Daniel O’Connor, William Paloski and Adam Thrasher were awarded a $1 million NASA grant to study the modulation of muscle function by lower limb loading during space flight. Paloski is the principal investigator. HHP professor Richard Simpson will serve as the principal investigator of another $1 million NASA grant which will fund the investigation of the effects of long-term exposure to microgravity on salivary markers of innate immunity. Clarke, O’Connor, Paloski and Thomas Lowder are part of the research team.
Ronald Turner, Alumnae Law Center Professor of Law, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Margit Wiesner, associate professor in educational psychology, has been named Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Health and human performance graduate student Stefan Madansingh has been chosen by the Canadian Space Agency to collect data using the European Space Agency's new short-arm centrifuge at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne.
Staci Passe, educational psychology doctoral student, received the Outstanding Paper Award for “Eating Disorder Symptoms, Self-harm and Alcohol Consumption” at the 2011 Houston Symposium for Research in Education and Psychology.
Katherine Ramos, educational psychology doctoral student, received the Outstanding Poster Award for her presentation “Development of a New Measure of Helping at Work” at the 2011 Houston Symposium for Research in Education and Psychology.