Spring 2011 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 2011 Recipients

Sarah Elizabeth Baker, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Experimental Biology 2011Meeting, Washinton, DC
"Genetic Variation of the Alpha Subunit of ENaC Influences Lung Diffusion during Peak Exercise"
Sarah Elizabeth Baker, Courtney M Wheatley, Nicholas A Cassuto, Eric C Wong, William T Foxx-Lupo, Eric M Snyder. Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Yu-Min Rebecca Chiu, Ph.D. Student, Second Language Acquisition GIDP
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching, Fort Worth, TX
"Enhancing ESL Students Vocabulary Learning: Effective Online Vocabulary Tools"

Katherine Dempsey, Ph.D. Student, Genetics GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, Orlando, FL
"ING4 tumor suppressor binds to Estrogen Receptor complex and modulates estrogen dependent cell growth and gene expression in breast cancer"
Katherine Dempsey1,2, Timothy Whitsett3, and Suwon Kim1,2,3 1 Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 2 Basic Medical Sciences and Cancer Biology, University of Arizona College of Medicine -Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; 3 Cancer and Cell Biology Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Shannon Fortin, Ph.D. Student, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, Orlando, FL
"SGEF is over-expressed in advanced glial tumors and mediates glioma cell invasion and survival"
Fortin, SP; Rollo, J; Paquette, K; Chan, A; Ross, J; Symons, MH; Tran, NL

Mascha Gemein, Ph.D. Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
The Ninth Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biannual Conference "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global", Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
"Gladiolus, Snakes, and Tribal Roots in Silko's Gardens in the Dunes: Of Women, Nature, and Space of Self-Determination in the Face of Global Imperialism"

Soomin Jwa, Ph.D. Student, Second Language Acquisition GIDP
CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) 2011, Victoria,British Columbia, Canada
"Modeling L2 Writer Voice: Social Positioning in Fanfiction Writing"

Xenia Kachur, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
241st American Chemical Society National Meeting  & Exposition, Anaheim, CA
"Preparation of plasmon resonant liposomes for targeted delivery to cancer cells"
Xenia Kachur, Sarah Leung, Marek Romanowski

Phat Le Tran, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
Society for Biomaterials, 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Orlando, FL
"Confluent and aligned growth of endothelial cells on nanoparticle arrays through focal adhesion and endocytitic mechanisms"

Caroline Williams, Ph.D. Candidate, American Indian Studies GIDP
NAISA Conference 2011, Native American & Indigenous Association, Sacramento, CA
"Miss Native American University of Arizona"

Last updated 22 Jan 2016