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Recent Awards and Grants Attained

Whitney Edwards, Ph.D. (4th year SPIRE scholar, Dr. Frank Conlon’s lab) – received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to fund her work titled TBX20/TLE Interaction Is Essential For Mammalian Heart Development Ashalla Freeman, Ph.D. ...

Pittman Receives 2021 Diversity Award

SPIRE scholar Dr. Nikea Pittman was awarded a Diversity Award from the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion which recognizes people and groups that have given their time and effort to advance diversity, equity and ...

1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Congratulations to 2 current (Nisan Hubbard and Sheldon Lawrence) and 7 former SPIRE scholars (Ashalla Freeman, Tony Baines, Bryan Wilson, Danielle Graham, Shannon Jones, Krystle McLauglin, and Lathiena Nervo) who have been included in Cell ...

SPIRE Faculty Mentor Receives NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Bob Poage, Associate Professor at UNC Pembroke a grant to develop computer simulations which may be used to test new methods of treating neuromuscular diseases. This project, entitled “Presynaptic ...