Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research Awardees Include Several LAS Faculty Members

Several LAS faculty members are among the awardees of the Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research.  Of thirty-three applications submitted and reviewed by the Campus Research Board, five were selected. Three of these teams include LAS faculty.

Jennifer Brier, associate professor of gender & women’s studies and history, teamed with Julie Flohr, Clinical assistant professor of architecture and Matthew Wizinsky, information architect in the Innovation Center for “History Moves: How to Design a Community-Engaged Public History Project on Wheels.”  

Ursula Perez-Salas, assistant professor of physics, worked with Mark Rasenick, professor of physiology and biophysics in the College of Medicine, for their project “Action Mechanism of Antidepressants: Probing Their Effect on Artificial Neural Membranes.”

Hui-Ching Chang, associate professor of communication, and Dina Birman, associate professor of psychology, collaborated with Mansha Mirza, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the College of Applied Health Sciences, for their study entitled “Lost in Translation: Role of Language Translators in Cross-Cultural Substance Abuse Communication with Refugee Communities.”  

This program was established to support new multidisciplinary collaborations by emerging researchers at UIC, foster academic inquiry, nurture the research career trajectories of promising early-stage investigators, and help the recipients leverage extramural funding.