Spring 2009 Recipients

The Herbert E. Carter Travel Award Program was established in honor of Dr. Herbert E. Carter, founding director of the GIDPs and is representative of his spirit and passion for interdisciplinary scholarship and research in higher education. The award provides up to $600 per year to GIDP students at The University of Arizona for domestic or international travel. Competition for these funds was very high and we received many innovative abstracts. The applications and abstracts reviewed by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) from stellar GIDP students make a strong statement to the significance of interdisciplinary scholarship and research at The University of Arizona.

Spring 2009 Recipients

Melissa Blind, PhD Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
Native American & Indigenous Studies Association, Minneapolis, MN
“Reliving Historical Trauma: The potential impacts of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission”

Anupama Chandramouli, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
“SlOOP is stimulated by PGE2”

Christopher Paul Geffre, PhD Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Society for Biomaterials 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio
“Monitoring Load with Segmental Bone Replacements during Repetitive Impact Loading”

Mascha N. Gemein, PhD Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
Conference Summary, National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference, San Diego, CA
“Spatial Control and Resistance in Indian Boarding Schools: Native American Autobiographical Reflections”

Nadia Hamrouni, PhD Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDP
The 23rd Arabic Linguistics Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“Speech Errors in Tunisian Arabic”

Samantha Kendrick, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
100th Annual AACR, Denver, CO
“The i-motif structure in the GC-Rich region upstream of the Bcl-2 PI promoter and its putative role in the regulation of Bcl-2 transcription”

Heather Tardiff, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
“Regulation of MnSOD is a potential downstream effect of mTOR inhibitors in mantle cell lymphoma.”

Saumya VanderWyst, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“Structural Basement Membrane Components and Corresponding Integrins in Human Schlemm's Canal Endothelia”

Caroline Williams, MA student, American Indian Studies GIDP
3rd Annual Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“One Young Woman and Two Old Women: How the Education of Athabascan Girls during Puberty Rites can be illustrated through the Recent Publications”

Naoko Witzel, PhD Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDP
Second Language Processing and Parsing: State of the Science, Lubbock, TX
“The Reading of Structurally Ambiguous Sentences by English Language Learners”

Last updated 21 Jan 2016