Research Insights

Notable Grants

A Tale of Two Cities Optimizing Circularity from Molecules to the Built Environment, Jenna Jambeck Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - The current linear consumption model of raw material extraction, production, use, and disposal has led to serious consequences, from resource depletion to global waste, spanning all industrial sectors from plastics to the built environment. In its place, a new circular model can be created by transforming how the end-of-life and/or re-use of materials are envisioned, […]
Maternal diet and programming of offspring gut-brain axis, Claire de La Serre Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Obesity continues to rise worldwide. Maternal obesity and consumption of high calorie diets continue to be public health concerns. The intrauterine and early postnatal environment provides support that is critical to the proper development and health of offspring. Maternal high fat (HF) diet consumption during pregnancy can have persistent detrimental effects on the fetus that predispose to obesity and its comorbidities. Our preliminary data in […]
Meaningful evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching through changes in policy, effective instructor development, and optimal sources of evidence, Erin Dolan Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Efforts to promote diversity in undergraduate STEM education have made important inroads. Yet, these efforts remain stymied by cultural and structural factors that favor the status quo and lead to inequities and exclusion. LCC4 proposes to leverage the collective expertise and experiences of 16 institutions to establish and evaluate policies, develop and sustain instructional development, […]
CRII: CNS: Towards Spectrum and Energy Efficient Large-scale IoT Communications: A Cross-layer Optimization Approach, Haijian Sun Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Although 5G has dramatically improved network capacity and spectrum efficiency (SE), the explosive growth of Internet of Things (IoT) demands for more spectrum and energy resources to support high device density and massive traffics. It is estimated that at least 5.2 GHz bandwidth is required for just eHealth Care IoT if spectrum is accessed exclusively, […]
Rovibrational Collisional Excitation of Diatomic and Triatomic Molecules by Quantum Computations and Machine Learning for Modeling of Infrared Observations, Phillip Stancil Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Refractory elements are deemed to be incorporated into interstellar dust grains, but their observed presents in the gas-phase suggests the grains reside in turbulent environments, e.g. intense ultraviolet radiation fields or high-velocity shocks. To aid in the understanding of observations of refractory molecules, we propose to compute accurate collisional excitation rate coefficients for rotational and […]
Saving and Rehabilitating the Coastal Zone Collections of Georgia, Victor Thompson Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - The University of Georgia Laboratory of Archaeology will use funds to rehouse and digitize its paleoenvironmental archives from Georgia’s coastal zone. The collections include artifacts and documentary archives about Native American history, represented by excavations on Georgia’s barrier islands and adjacent mainland areas and pertaining to Native American sites from 4500 years ago to the […]
Multi-level predictors of structural racism and discrimination and associations with health and well being across the life course, Allan Tate Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - Systemic and structural racism is a public health crisis. However, little is known about the impact of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) on the health and emotional well-being of individuals across the life course. While prior studies have shown associations between discrimination and negative health outcomes in adults (e.g., cardiometabolic disease, depression), these studies have […]
Platform for in vivo Metabolism, Art Edison Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - Modern metabolomics have revolutionized biology and biomedical research. It is now possible to identify specific metabolic biomarkers associated with disease or response to treatment, which can translate into improved diagnostics. However, key gaps in knowledge remain that limit the impact of metabolomics. First, advances in analytical instrumentation that fueled the growth of metabolomics are limited […]
Center of Excellence for Forestry, Biodiversity, and Conservation Leadership and Green Enterprise Development in Liberia, Matthew Auer Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - The Center of Excellence for Forestry, Biodiversity, and Conservation Leadership and Green Enterprise Development (“the FBC Center”) will link the national University of Liberia with Liberia’s one-of-kind TVET, the Forestry Training Institute. Activities will include curriculum design, capacity building, soft skills development, experiential learning opportunities, mentorship, a fellowship exchange program, extension education, youth engagement, gender […]
Renewal: Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, Brad Phillips Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - The Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) serves as the “hub” for the complimentary academic, healthcare, and translational partners that support high quality translational science and clinical research, innovative research methods, training, and career development to improve health equity in urban and rural communities across Georgia, the southeast region, and nation. Academic partners […]