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Feb
14
2019
Baylor scientist creates TED-Ed lesson on microgravity
WACO, Texas (February 14, 2019) Rene Laufer, Ph.D., associate research professor and head of the Space Science Lab in Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), is one of the creators of a TED-Ed lesson titled "How far would you have to go to escape gravity?"
Feb
12
2019
Baylor doctoral student earns spot on Periodic Table of Younger Chemists
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2019) – Samantha Yruegas, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named to the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The program celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table by recognizing 118 young chemists—one for each element of the periodic table—who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC through their research, teaching and outreach.
Jan
30
2019
Rising Star faculty member earns $626,000 career development award from NIH
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2019) – Kelly Ylitalo, Ph.D. assistant professor in the department of public health in Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious career development grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the link between physical activity and healthy aging.
Jan
23
2019
Baylor Junior Wins Research Prize for Work on Food Insecurity in Central Texas Teenagers
Ana O'Quin, a junior social work major, was recently named a 2019 recipient of the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize by the Center for Public Justice.
Jan
18
2019
Baylor University Receives $2.6 Million Grant from the John Templeton Foundation - $1.27 Million Designated for Sub-Award Opportunities
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Dr. Sarah Schnitker, associate professor of psychology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and co-principal investigator Dr. Benjamin Houltberg, director of research at the University of Southern California Performance Science Institute. The grant aims to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents across a diversity of contexts (e.g., athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers, online) that attend to spirituality and transcendent purpose.
Jan
17
2019
IRB regulations change Jan. 21, 2019
Changes to regulations on human subjects research will become effective on Jan. 21, 2019. Baylor's Office of Research Compliance has produced a guide to the new regulations.
Jan
16
2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2019) — A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.
Dec
17
2018
Baylor Art History Professor Wins National Award for Book on Roman Coin Imagery
Baylor associate professor of art history Dr. Nathan T. Elkins has received an award from the Numismatic Literary Guild for his 2017 book The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98 published by Oxford University Press.
Dec
11
2018
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.
Nov
30
2018
Baylor IRB announces 2019 Spring Meeting Schedule
IRB submission deadlines (for full committee review) and a listing of IRB meeting dates. Please adhere to the submission deadlines provided below. Failure to submit by these dates could delay review of your research project.
Nov
29
2018
Baylor URSA Researcher Wins Best Presentation Award at Regional Biochemistry Meeting
Baylor junior Emily Ziperman was named Poster Contest Winner for her research poster presentation at A Summer of Research: An Undergraduate Symposium held September 29th on the University of Texas—Dallas campus.
Nov
19
2018
Rising Star faculty member honored as Gerontological Society of America fellow
Dr. Jocelyn McGee of the Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) at Baylor University was formally honored as a Gerontological Society of America fellow during the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting on November 16th, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts
Nov
14
2018
2018-2019 Rising Stars Fellows Announced
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 class of Rising Stars Fellows. Selected from nominations provided by their deans, Rising Stars represent a broad range of disciplines that includes the sciences, arts and humanities and professional schools.
Nov
9
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) South Texas Section has established The Dr. Walter Bradley Polymer and Materials Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of Walter Bradley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Bradley’s contributions in establishing and ensuring the success of the materials science program at Baylor.
Nov
8
2018
OVPR Announces Spring 2019 Grant Writing Seminar Series for Faculty, STEM Graduate Students
The Baylor Office of Vice Provost for Research announces four scheduled grant writing seminars for the spring 2019 semester. The seminars are open to all full-time faculty and graduate students.
Nov
5
2018
“Dust Up” on International Space Station Hints at Sources of Structure
Imagine looking under your couch and instead of finding fluffy dust
bunnies, you see the dust is arranged in straight lines—you might wonder what caused this order. Scientists are experiencing that same feeling, not with dust under a couch, but with electrically charged dust in the microgravity of space.
Oct
29
2018
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research Develops External Funding Curated Lists
The Office of Research Advancement, within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, at Baylor University released 29 curated lists of external funding opportunities for faculty.
Oct
24
2018
Baylor Institute for Air Science (BIAS) Gains Accident Investigation Laboratory
Baylor Aviation Sciences students now receive hands-on experience in aircraft accident investigation using wreckage from a light aircraft accident investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Oct
24
2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) — Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study.
Oct
9
2018
Baylor Research Infrastructure Strengthened with New Scientific Procurement and Grant-Employee Administration Positions
Broadening the scope of administrative services supporting Baylor faculty researchers, two experienced service professionals have come aboard to facilitate procurement of scientific/technical equipment and instrumentation, and to administer the university’s grant-supported employees.
Oct
4
2018
Baylor Musicologist’s New Book Relates Parallels in Late Wife’s, Beethoven’s Struggles with Deafness
As a lifelong Beethoven scholar, Baylor musicology professor Dr. Robin Wallace felt he understood the great composer’s epic struggle with hearing loss and how it had dominated his life and his art—until an intensely personal experience led him to a far deeper understanding of deafness than scholarship alone could ever supply.
Oct
1
2018
Baylor Author, Professor of Literature Receives Award for Research and Scholarship on Famed Southern Writer Eudora Welty
Dr. Sarah Gilbreath Ford, Baylor professor of English, recently received the Eudora Welty Society’s biennial Phoenix Award for 2017-18 in recognition of her contributions to Welty scholarship.
Sep
24
2018
Vice Provost for Research Dr. Truell Hyde Featured on Baylor Connections Podcast
What does it mean to oversee research at a Christian research university? On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research, about how his office works with faculty across campus to encourage and support meaningful research that impacts the world around us.
Sep
20
2018
Baylor NSF CAREER Award-Winning Researchers Exemplify Diverse Range of Disciplines
Drs. Lorin Matthews, Bryan Shaw, Seung Kim, Caleb Martin and Howard Lee have received prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation for their work in a wide variety of fields.
Sep
18
2018
Discoverer of Breakthrough Genetic Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Young Patient to Meet for First Time at Baylor Lecture
The Baylor Department of Biology’s fall 2018 Davidson Lecture promises to be a very special and heartwarming event indeed, as a leading geneticist will, for the first time, be brought face-to-face with a young girl whose life his research has dramatically changed forever.
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) assists faculty members from all academic units in identifying, obtaining and managing the funding needed to support their research and scholarship. Internal 'seed' funding, matching grant proposal funding, searchable online funding databases, grant writing seminars, proposal support and trave awards to national funding agencies are only a portion of what is provided by the various units comprising the OVPR. Additionally, the Vice Provost for Research oversees the ethical conduct of research and assists researchers in maintaining compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations as well as providing support in establishing interdisciplinary / international collaborations and industry partnerships.

The OVPR acts as Baylor's representative in pursuing partnerships and collaborative agreements with entities outside the university. The office negotiates sponsored research agreements with industry on behalf of faculty and pursues research, technology transfer and the commercialization of technology. The OVPR welcomes the opportunity to discuss collaborative research and scholarship pursuits that can advance the academic mission of Baylor University to achieve R1/T1 status.

The OVPR also manages and operates the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), a three-story, 330,000-square-foot facility focused on interdisciplinary/international research, industry/university collaborations, business incubation/acceleration/commercialization, advanced workforce training and STEM educational research and outreach.

For more information, please visit: www.baylor.edu/research or www.baylor.edu/bric.