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