Years of collaboration and hard work lay the groundwork for the university’s transformation into a leading research institution. Here, a look back at a few of the defining moments in Georgia State’s research history.
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Dr. Lanying Du, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has been ranked in the top 0.1 percent of scientists in the world for having multiple highly cited papers based on field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.
Professor Gary Bingham and colleagues from Michigan State University and Texas A&M University have received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to support preschool-aged children’s early writing development.
The analysis contradicts the conventional wisdom on the assumed benefits of collegiate conference switches, such as increases in athletic revenue, improved athletic performance, and enhanced university branding.
To better reach outpatients early after a COVID-19, infection, Gilead Sciences Inc. has partnered with researchers in Georgia State University’s Center for Translational Antiviral Research to test a modified version of remdesivir that can be taken orally.
Georgia State University has received a transformational $5 million gift from Snap Inc. to support the preparation of educators to integrate computer science across the curriculum and continue to diversify the computer science education field.
Associate Professor Feng Yang co-authored a study to determine whether vibration training – an intervention used to improve physical function for people with MS – could also improve cognitive function and overall quality of life.
A new research center led by Richard Plemper in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences will develop critical antiviral drugs to meet the challenge of existing and newly evolving threats, such as coronaviruses.
Caroline Williams earned her Ph.D. in Translational Biomedical Sciences by embarking upon studies of two newly emerging viruses, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and Mengla virus, a newly identified filovirus.
Assistant Professor Renata Love Jones is one of two researchers nationwide chosen for the 2021 Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Literacy Research Association’s Reading Hall of Fame.
Associate Professor Jerry Wu has received a two-year, $429,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study motor, cognitive and language development in infants with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that causes physical and cognitive developmental delays.
Georgia State University was highlighted in a press briefing Oct. 6 by the White House COVID-19 response team, which recognized the university’s contribution to groundbreaking research that led to the development of molnupiravir.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Erin Mason was awarded a $2,259 research grant from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision to study how affinity groups – groups of people who come together around a shared interest – may make anti-racism training more effective.
The grant supports a mental health awareness training program to increase community capacity to identify mental health concerns in children ages 12 to 18 and improve their access to needed supports and services.
A new antiviral drug tested in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State against influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 has been recommended for emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19 in the United States by pharmaceutical companies that completed a Phase 3 clinical trial and achieved promising results.
Khadijah Ameen, Tyler McCoy Gay and Keiwana Glover were recently named participants in the prestigious Health Policy Research Scholars program, which equips doctoral students with the skills to influence public policy and create a culture of health.
A new study conducted by Georgia State University researchers examining the risks of adolescent suicide by guns found that the teens did not display typical suicidal behaviors. These findings increase the need for strong gun safety measures in homes where teenagers live.
Georgia State University Professor Cynthia Puranik and Distinguished University Professor Daphne Greenberg have received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to support teachers and students in adult secondary education.
Iris Feinberg, research assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and associate director of the College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center, published an article in Perspectives in Adult Education on building a culture of health literacy in the midst of a global pandemic.
Associate Professor Thomas Crisp co-edited a new book that will serve as a resource for scholars of children’s literature, librarians, media specialists, teachers and teacher educators who are interested in incorporating authentic nonfiction literature into their work.
College of Education & Human Development doctoral students Glenda Chisholm, Caleb Collier, Claudia Hagan, Laura Peña-Telfer and Ethan Trinh have been chosen for the Center for Equity and Justice in Teacher Education’s inaugural research initiation grant program.
Assistant Professor Jessica Scott co-authored a book offering research and guidelines for faculty in university-level deaf education programs, examining teacher preparation for the deaf community at a time when more researchers are studying how various communication approaches impact students’ language and literacy learning.
Michal Kuczma, a research assistant professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has received a Career Development Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to study environmental influences on gut microbiota, immunity and inflammation.
Jennifer Esposito, chair of the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, co-authored a new book to help students understand how to incorporate intersectionality into qualitative research.
The impact of COVID-19’s delta variant will delay but not diminish growth prospects, and a current surge in inflation will recede in 2022, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
College of Education & Human Development Associate Professor Andy Roach and Emily Graybill, director of Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability, are co-principal investigators on a new five-year, $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to study a professional development program for special education teachers.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Min Kyu Kim and College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Daniel Takabi received a three-year, $399,681 grant from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary project on artificial intelligence and privacy.
With a fully vaccinated rate of nearly 42%, Clarkston is outpacing neighboring communities that are similarly stressed, with low household income, low literacy and language ability, high density housing, and limited transportation.
Professor Christopher Basler has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health to study two coronaviruses that cause human disease: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2.
Developed by Georgia State’s School of Public Health and Adult Literacy Research Center at the College of Education & Human Development, the toolkit contains videos and brochures on diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and healthy eating published in 13 languages.
The Center for Translational Antiviral Research has been established in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University to fill the gap for developing affordable, much-needed antiviral drugs that will reduce severe viral diseases and meet the threats imposed by existing and newly evolving viruses.
Scientists in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences have shed light on how cells can slow replication of the Ebola virus, preventing infection. “We hope these findings will enable us to develop new ways to prevent or treat Ebola.”
Sudeall came to the College of Law in 2012 and is the founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, where she conducts research on access to justice issues and teaches an Access to Justice course.
Dr. Christina H. Fuller, an environmental health scientist, was selected by the head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to serve as a charter member on the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr. Matthew Hayat was selected for his transdisciplinary biostatistics research, collaborative efforts in the dissemination and application of statistical methods in the health sciences, and scientific leadership and mentorship in the field of statistics education.
Dr. Sang-Moo Kang, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.7 million federal grant to study seasonal and universal vaccination in elderly populations with pre-existing immunity to influenza viruses.
Georgia State University faculty members Tonia Durden and Stacey French-Lee have received a two-year, $800,000 grant from the Early Educator Investment Collaborative to expand and diversify Georgia’s early childhood education workforce.
Georgia State’s School of Public Health has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Facebook Reality Labs, to create a narrative film that will be an immersive and interactive online platform for combatting racial injustice.
Harcourt Fuller, an associate professor of History, will use the funding to support expansion of the Black Money Exhibit, which uses paper money as a lens to examine 10,000 years of Black history and culture across the globe.
An influenza vaccine that is made of nanoparticles and administered through the nose enhances the body’s immune response to influenza virus infection and offers broad protection against different viral strains, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Associate Professor Laura Shannonhouse conducted a study about the links among undergraduate students’ individual experiences with trauma, their lifetime suicide risk and their reporting of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Over the next 10 years, the new Institute will help college and universities nationwide graduate an additional half-million students with a focus on better supporting students from low-income and underserved backgrounds.
Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Jian-Dong Li, professor and director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study how overactive inflammatory response is caused in infectious diseases and to further develop novel anti-inflammatory therapeutics.
Viruses have an amazing capacity to mutate. But what if we could turn that against them? Richard Plemper, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, is working to exploit this rapid evolution.
Nutrition and physical therapy graduate students took the top placement in the sixth annual Lewis College Graduate Research Conference. More than 58 students submitted individual and group research projects and gave presentations via a virtual platform.
Georgia State s Libraries have received a $350,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to digitize and provide access to AFL-CIO Civil Rights Southeast Division and national-level records from the AFL, CIO and AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department.
Assistant Professor Natalie R. Davis and colleagues from Northwestern University analyzed three years’ worth of data from an after-school program to better understand how and when students demonstrated moments of self-determination.
Renowned investigative journalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of practice Douglas Blackmon leads Georgia State students to examine some of American history’s most difficult chapters and bring to life the stories of the people who suffered through them.
Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year federal grant just over $2 million to study how inflammation and altered gut microbiota, the microorganisms living in the intestine, influence the development of a group of diseases referred to as metabolic syndrome.
Gerardo Chowell, a professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Georgia State, reflects on his work, what experts have learned about COVID-19 in the past year and what to expect for the future.
To gain a better understanding of expert-recommended science trade books and how they may support science learning, a team of College of Education & Human Development faculty and students studied 400 books from the National Science Teachers Association’s 2010-2017 book lists.
With vaccine rollout underway and picking up steam concurrent to emerging virus variants, Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business said recovery remains “an economic tango led by the virus. Reaching a sustained recovery by early 2022 is contingent on the speed and efficacy of vaccinations by mid-2021.”
Faculty in the College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center received a $15,000 grant from the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative to adapt a trauma intervention program for culturally- and linguistically-diverse communities.
CEHD Associate Professor Chenyi Zhang received a $50,000 grant from the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy to incorporate trauma-informed practices into early childhood literacy instruction.
Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro is part of an interdisciplinary team that received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to create a new type of training model for universities to employ and help people in underserved communities pursue careers in data science.
CEHD Associate Professor Tim Kellison published a new article on the trend of elected officials approving public funding for professional sports stadiums and its implications for voters, political leaders and sports teams.
Professor Michael Landau previously would have suggested people limiting their online presence if they don’t want to be tracked. Because the pandemic now requires most people to login to different websites for work or school, that’s not possible.
The College of Education & Human Development’s Urban Child Study Center has been awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Education to study the state of Georgia’s implementation of a federally-funded literacy initiative.
The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) at Georgia State University has partnered with software developer Reallusion to establish real-time animation and motion-capture lab software for students and studios.
Georgia State University assistant professors Claire Donehower and Sarah Hansen have received a five-year, $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support social-communication learning for elementary-aged students with intellectual disabilities.
Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University have discovered.
Assistant Professor Min Kyu Kim and Department of Learning Sciences alumnus Tuba Ketenci developed and tested a learner profiling model to better understand students’ interactions in online discussion settings.
Jennifer Esposito, chair of the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, is working with Tisha Lewis Ellison from the University of Georgia to better understand what training and support teachers received when they had to shift to online teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderately increasing prescription drug prices did not affect the hospitalization risk of Medicare recipients with heart failure also enrolled in Medicare Part D pharmacy plans, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Researchers are developing the Belonging and Empathy, With Intentional Targeted Helping (BE WITH) project, which is designed to reduce social isolation, loneliness and elevated suicide risk in racially diverse older adults, the demographic hardest hit by COVID-19.
As Black communities are being devastated by COVID-19, Georgia State researchers are working to illuminate the ways systemic racism drives health disparities, harming and even killing African Americans.
The Prevention Research Center at Georgia State has teamed up with the city of Clarkston, Ga., to distribute multilanguage lawn signs on COVID-19 protections in high-pedestrian areas to help curb the spread of the disease.
The College of Law Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth received a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation to research legal issues related to right-of-way land acquisition for highway projects crossing navigable waterways.
Georgia State University’s School of Public Health has received federal funding to help build a workforce of trained professionals to implement sexual assault prevention practices and activities in the military.
The world is increasingly filled with discarded plastic, and recycling alone won’t cut it. At Georgia State, biology professor Eric Gilbert is using tiny microbes to make a big dent in our plastic problem.
There are common vulnerabilities among three lethal coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV, such as frequently hijacked cellular pathways, that could lead to promising targets for broad coronavirus inhibition, according to a study by an international research team that includes scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
In an article published in Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, Professor Catharina Chang and doctoral student Ashlei Rabess consider whether the counseling profession as a whole has a signature pedagogy for multicultural and social justice knowledge.
Professor Beth Cianfrone and Associate Professor Tim Kellison published an article in the International Journal of Sport Communication about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four tournament cancellation and how the related community events had to adapt during a sudden public health crisis.
Associate Professor Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad and CEHD alum Sherell McArthur (Ph.D. ’14) co-authored a study highlighting the history of Black female writers and investigating how Black women today use their voices to make sense of the difficulties they face.
The University Council for Educational Administration has selected Georgia State University as the next host of its Center for the Study of Leadership in Urban Schools, one of eight UCEA centers nationwide.
Dr. Leszek Ignatowicz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State, will study how changes in the microorganisms in the gut, referred to as intestinal microbiota, cause the immune system to decline as organisms get older.
In a report recently published by the National Education Policy Center, Associate Professor Kristen Buras outlines how Black communities in New Orleans were disproportionately impacted by Hurricane Katrina and how those same issues are playing out nationally during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Darling-Aduana co-authored a book entitled, “Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education,” which outlines recent research findings and offers digital learning strategies and practices that schools can consider.
For more than 25 years, Georgia State University’s Project Healthy Grandparents has assisted grandparents who are raising grandchildren in parent-absent homes through home visitation services. But since the COVID-19 virus outbreak began, the PHG nurses and social workers found inventive new ways to support the families in a virtual environment.
Working with a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, professor Cynthia Puranik and colleagues are developing a writing-focused intervention program for students who have language-based learning disabilities.
Master’s and doctoral students took top prizes in the finals of the 2020 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, where they were challenged to explain their research and scholarship to a general audience in a short time.
Assistant Professor Naomi Jessup encourages teachers to facilitate more conversations among students about how to solve mathematical problems and how that knowledge can be applied to students’ lives outside of the classroom.
Christopher Basler, professor and director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a $100,000 COVID-19 Fast Grant to study enzymes that are critical for the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Sudeep Lama, a master’s degree student in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, spent his summer working with an international medical device company to market a new diagnostic tool that will soon be available to help epilepsy patients.
Can in-home piano therapy help homebound stroke survivors achieve better motor skills outcomes? Georgia State University researchers, Yi-An Chen of occupational therapy in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and Martin Norgaard of the School of Music, found in preliminary results that piano therapy was enjoyable and effective.
In a recently-published collection of papers, Associate Professor Michelle Zoss and other educators explain how incorporating the arts in their English language arts classrooms can help high school students better connect with the material they’re learning.
Dr. Christopher Basler, professor and director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.94 million federal grant to study unique features of Ebola and Marburg viruses that control how the virus family expresses its genes and escapes immune responses.
A new antiviral drug that is effective against a broad range of human pathogens in the paramyxovirus family, such as the human parainfluenzaviruses and measles virus, has been discovered by researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Aycock, one of 11 nurse scientists accepted to the first class of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. The fellowship recognizes nursing scholars/innovators with high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, practice, education and more.
Professors Lauren Sudeall and Daniel Pasciuti are working with Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and a number of other organizations to track eviction proceedings in courts across the state in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Richard Plemper, Distinguished University Professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $3.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop antiviral therapeutics for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Wade Morris and CEHD Professor Chara Bohan analyzed history textbooks published between 1870 and 1920 and found that over time, Southern accounts of Civil War events influenced those published in Northern history books.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Cassandra Hinger explores social justice advocacy, or the ways psychologists can promote policies and practices that give disadvantaged groups the tools and support they need to improve their lives.
Part of a research team that uses mathematical models to study how the environment affects transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, Gerardo Chowell is helping to produce daily forecasts of the virus’ trajectory.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Meng-Wei Lin and Assistant Professor Feng Yang conducted a study to better understand gait stability for people with MS and use this knowledge to design more effective interventions for preventing falls.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Scott Cohen and Assistant Professors Jessica Scott and Patrick Enderle conducted a study to gauge ASL resources available for educators and how well they communicated nuanced scientific concepts.
Detailed methods on how to perform research on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, including procedures that effectively inactivate the virus to enable safe study of infected cells have been identified by virologists in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Dr. Leszek Ignatowicz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.95 million federal grant to study what causes autoimmunity in the human body.
College of Education & Human Development faculty members Brian Williams, Nancy Schafer and Diane Truscott established a new project to provide access to quality science instruction at Title I elementary schools in Atlanta.
Georgia State University has joined a national partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and two other universities aimed at building a pipeline of diverse candidates who can contribute to behavioral and social science research and application.
Foods, such as French fries, cheese, cookies, soda, and sports and energy drinks, are commonly found in the diets of United States adults with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study by researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Georgia State University assistant professor Laura Shannonhouse has research-based COVID-19 guidelines for caregivers, volunteers and individuals who are supporting the older adult populations in their areas.
The faculty of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business are the most productive researchers in Georgia and fourth in the Southeast, according to 2020 rankings from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
Not wanting to substitute one addictive product for another was cited as a major reason why U.S. smokers who have never used electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) rejected them as a means to quit cigarettes, according to a new study by tobacco researchers.
Dr. Tim Denning, professor and associate director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.67 million federal grant to study how an immunological pathway influences inflammatory signaling in the intestine that can lead to chronic human diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease.