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Apr
24
2019
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2019) — A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products — organic compounds isolated from natural sources — has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, or to prevent the body’s immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.
Apr
15
2019
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2019) – Baylor University today unveiled a new brand identity strategy that unites all of the institution’s colleges, schools, divisions and athletics under a single logo.
Apr
10
2019
Baylor recognizes undergraduate research award recipients in 11th annual URSA Scholars Week
The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) steering committee has announced the 2019 recipients of the URSA Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
Mar
27
2019
Baylor Undergraduates to Exhibit Research at Annual Scholars Week Event
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2019) – Research and creative works from hundreds of Baylor students will be on display next week at the annual URSA Scholars Week, a celebration of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA).
Mar
18
2019
Baylor faculty member earns nearly $3 million grant to study evidence-based practices in psychology
Sara Dolan, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma.
Mar
12
2019
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2019) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Feb
27
2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2019) – Baylor University has named Nancy W. Brickhouse, Ph.D., as provost following a national search to help lead the institution toward its goal of becoming the next preeminent Christian research university. Dr. Brickhouse will assume her new role May 1.
Feb
22
2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2019) – At its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused the majority of its discussion on the first pillar of the University’s academic strategic plan Illuminate, which focuses on Baylor’s unambiguously Christian educational environment.
Feb
22
2019
IRB Forms Grace Period Ends Feb. 28, 2019
The grace period for using and submitting retired IRB forms (including applications and templates) will end on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
Feb
19
2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University.
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.
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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.