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Dr. Caroline Smith Receives Grant from Department of Naval Research

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Dr. Caroline Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Exercise Science at Appalachian and Director of the Thermal and Microvascular Physiology Laboratory,  received a grant with her colleague Dr. Zac Schlader of Indiana University, Bloomington, from the Office of Naval Research to investigate Modulators of Dermal Chemical Absorption During Immersion. Read more.

HBCU Equity Data Consortium

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Dr. Adam Hege, Dr. Martie Thompson, Jennifer Tyson, and Dr.Margaret Brown were awarded $133,502 from North Carolina A&T through a grant sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for their project HBCU Equity Data Consortium: Appalachian State University. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vast health disparities and inequities across society. In particular, underserved and racial minority populations and rural settings have encountered worse health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research collaboration between the NC DHHS and several universities across the state of North Carolina aims to understand the challenges faced by those making use of Medicaid services and to identify health disparities that were potentially exacerbated during the pandemic. The App State team of researchers will be concentrating their work on the northwestern region of the state and partnering with High Country Community Health and other community partners in collecting survey data. The research will help to support and inform future interventions aimed at alleviating health disparities in North Carolina.

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