The recent Courier article, “Changing the gender equation in STEM fields,” discussed pervasive gender inequalities within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and focused on disparities at the college level for women in STEM.
Congratulations to Lisa Privette Vinnedge, a research instructor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who is on the faculty of the department of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine; Trisha Wise-Draper, a researcher in the division of hematology oncology; and Pheruza Tarapore, an assistant professor in the department of environmental health.
UC LEAF is currently seeking applications for our Seed, Career Branch, and Leadership Branch awards. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. June 15, 2014 and awards will be announced at the end of June. Funds will be available September 1, 2014.
Hard-to-heal wounds, like diabetic ulcers, fester because of insufficient blood supply at the wound site. However, the application of an electrical stimulus can promote the growth of blood vessels, and new UC research examines the best stimulus parameters (such as frequency and magnitude) for successful therapy.