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Grant: Mira Han
Mira Han (Life Sciences) was awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award for her research project, “Using Indel Rate Variation to Understand Evolutionary Constraints on Distances Between Functional Elements in the Genome.” Han will use the five-year, $574,068 award to study how insertion and deletion mutations impact the evolution of distances between functional elements, such as transcription factor binding sites in the genome. These prestigious awards are given to “faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”
Minnie Wood wins a UNLV Community Engagement Award for her work with community partners.
Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.
Alexis Kennedy wins 2018 Community-Based Research Award for a study that includes the views of survivors.
Brenna Spector wins 2018 Student Service Award for her work providing insight into the experiences and dreams of people with disabilities.
This College of Education professor is passionate about making higher education accessible to all students and responsive to their needs.
Athletic trainer Chely Arias’ quick actions on a high school ball field turned a harrowing scene into a happy ending.