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Kinesiology professor receives grant from American Heart Association

Joon Young Park, PhD, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory at the College of Public Health, has been awarded the National Scientist Development Grant.

The four-year, $308,000 grant, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will fund Dr. Park’s study titled “Flow shear stress-mediated mitochondrial biogenesis in endothelial cells”.


Kinesiology student awarded Predoctoral Fellowship Grant

Boa Kim, MS, a doctoral student in CPH’s Department of Kinesiology, received the American Heart Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship Grant for her work under the advisory of Dr. Joon Young Park. The $50,000 grant will fund Kim’s research, titled “Effects of Laminar Shear Stress on Mitochondrial DNA Integrity in Endothelial Cells”, for two years. 


Two Intergenerational Center programs awarded supporting grants

Nancy Henkin, PhD, Executive Director of the Intergenerational Center at the College of Public Health, received a three-year, $184,000 competitive renewal grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to support the Time Out respite program. Time Out, operated through the Intergenerational Center, gives caregivers a break by training college students to provide companionship for the elderly. Dr. Henkin and the Center were also awarded $102,173 through the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, a 2-year grant to support Project SHINE, an immigrant immigration program.


Nursing professor awarded $10,000 Pfizer grant

Nancy Rothman, EdD, RN, Professor in CPH’s Department of Nursing, earned a one-year, $10,000 grant from Pfizer Healthcare Charitable Contributions for her study, “Lowering Risk of Pre-hypertension in African Americans”.


Athletic Training student and professor receive PATA grant

Ryan Tierney, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training at the College of Public Health, received a one-year, $3,685 grant from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Association to support AT student Nieka Bright’s project, “Glutamate Receptor, Ionotropic N-methyl D-aspartate 2B Polymorphism and Concussion Severity”.

SSW professor awarded NIH grant

Larry Icard, PhD/DSW, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Center for Intervention and Practice Research at CPH, received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Health and the University of Pennsylvania for his research, “Health Promotion for Positives: A Randomized Trial with HIV-Positive Black Men”.