July 31, 2020: Justin Yates, Associate Professor in the Psychological Science Department at Northern Kentucky University, earns Fellow status from the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA). He becomes the second faculty member in NKU's history awarded with the association's highest honor. MPA is a regional affiliate of the American Psychological Association, the nation's leading scientific and professional psychology organization Dr. Yates is a KBRIN grant awardee. View the entire news article here
May 6, 2020: Bikram Subedi, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Murray State University, is being published in the journal Environmental Sciences and Technology. Dr. Sebedi is a KBRIN IDeA grant awardee. View the article here: regarding the prevalence of synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids, and synthetic opiods in US communities, based on wastewater analysis.
December 1, 2019: Bikram Subedi, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Murray State University, is being published in The Journal of Hazardous Materials. Dr. Sebedi is a KBRIN IDeA grant awardee. View the Elsevier article "Prevalence of illicit and prescribed neuropsychiatric drugs in three communities in Kentucky using wastewater-based epidemiology and Monte Carlo simulation for the estimation of associated uncertainties."
November 8, 2019: Kiahra Burns, received 2nd place at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting in the Cellular and Molecular Biology section. Kiahra Burns was a 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program attendee.
November 8, 2019: Haley Todd, received 3rd place at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting in the Cellular and Molecular Biology section. Haley Todd was a 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program attendee.
September 13, 2019: A grant from KBRIN has funded renovations to the biomedical laboratories of Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kurt Gibbs (researching spinal cord regeneration) and Assistant Professor of Biology Melissa Mefford (researching telomeres and telomerase). Learn more
August, 2019: Dr. Rachel Tinius, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Western Kentucky University, received an INBRE-award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to address obesity and physical inactivity in pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Tinius will collaborate with Dr. Nancy Schoenberg from the University of Kentucky COBRE program to develop and test a mobile health application to increase physical activity and improve weight status during and after pregnancy.
June, 2019: Justin Yates, NKU Assistant Professor awarded an (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) for his work on “Contribution of NMDA NR2B Subunit to Risky Choice and Economic Demand for Cocaine.” Read abstract and the award details