The University of New Hampshire (UNH) must comply in its research and scholarly activities with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the use of controlled substances. These laws and regulations are promulgated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS). Not only is compliance an institutional responsibility, it is also a matter of safety for UNH faculty, staff, and students as controlled substances can be extremely dangerous.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its meeting schedule for summer 2012, available at http://unh.edu/research/iacuc-meeting-schedule. Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.
UNH Professor of Economics Karen Conway has been studying tax policy and its effects on relocation and employment of older citizens. Her research on tax breaks for the elderly is especially important at a time when many state legislatures are contending with severe budget shortfalls. Read what she's found out in this Research Profile: Karen Conway: Using Economics to Study Real Life Issues.
Researchers at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) helped develop a new iPad and iPhone application that aims to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships. Kurt Schwehr, affiliate assistant professor, research associate professor Lee Alexander, and research scientist Roland Arsenault, provided technical expertise for the development of key aspects of the WhaleALERT app launched this month.
Two UNH English professors have received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to support their humanities projects this year. They are the only two scholars in the State of New Hampshire to receive NEH awards this year.
Assistant professor Cord Whitaker received a $25,000 Enduring Questions Pilot Course Grant to support his development of an undergraduate course based on the question, "What is racial difference?"
University of New Hampshire researchers have found that residents of Louisiana and Florida most acutely and directly affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster -- the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history -- said they have changed their views on other environmental issues as a result of the spill.
Eric Swartz, an associate professor of athletic training in the department of kinesiology and an expert on cervical spine injuries in contact sports like football, recently joined the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee., one of several health and safety committees that advise NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Swartz has been conducting research into the prevention and management of cervical spine injuries in athletes for over ten years.
A new article on the on the SEE Innovation website features the research of the team led by Stacia Sower, Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology and Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences.
"Hagfish Hormone Discovered" describes the identification of the first reproductive hormone in the hagfish, a primitive jawless fish. The research, which sheds new light on evolutionary divergent processes involving reproduction and growth, was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation .