2015-16 Awards

The Consortium issued an intramural RFP to graduate and professional students in November, 2015 to graduate and professional students. The RFP was intended to provide a stipend for research and writing in the summer 2016 or academic year 2016-17. We were delighted that the RFP stimulated proposals from 27 students in 23 programs around the University.

Six awards were made for a total of $41,407:

1. Genomic Healthcare and Incidental Findings of Reproductive Significance: Neonatal Litigation as Source of Liability—Luke Haqq, JD candidate, Law School ($7,000) PDF icon View Proposal  PDF icon View Report

2. The Role of Diversity in Team Functioning in a Long-Term Care Setting—Rusudan Kilaberia, PhD candidate, Social Work ($7,000) PDF icon View ProposalPDF icon View Report

3. Food Security, Livelihoods and Household Health in Protected Mountain Environments of the Albertine—Michael Mahero, PhD student, College of Veterinary Medicine ($7,000) PDF icon View Proposal PDF icon View Report

4. A Mixed-Methods Study of Bushmeat Hunting and Zoonotic Disease Risk Among Indigenous Waiwai in the Konashen Community Owned Conservation Area, Guyana—Marissa Milstein, DVM candidate, College of Veterinary Medicine ($6,975)PDF icon View Proposal PDF icon View Report

5. Optimizing Novel Diagnostic Protocols for Management of Tuberculosis in a Community-Driven Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa: Mitigating Disease Transmission Between Great Apes and Humans—George Omondi, PhD student, College of Veterinary Medicine ($7,000) PDF icon View Proposal (Timeline extended to 2018)

6. Understanding the Zoonotic Risk of Echinococcosis for a Northern Minnesota Tribal Community—Sara Sokolik, DVM student, College of Veterinary Medicine ($6,432) PDF icon View Proposal  PDF icon View Report