The Kays Foundation Awarded $88,357.00 for the spring grant cycle. Grants awarded to three Arkansas State University Faculty Members.
The first grant was awarded to Andressa Augusto, Research Assistant in the The Ecotoxicology Research Facility which was established within the Arkansas State University’s College of Science & Mathematics. The grant was in the amount of $11,862.00. The funds used as an upgrade to modernize the A-State Ecotoxicology Research Facility (ASUERF) preexisting fish culturing infrastructure. The ASUERF was established in 1995 and A-State is one of the few academic institutions represented internationally via the ASUERF through the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Culture.
The second grant proposal was awarded to Dr. Scott Bruce, associate professor and Associate Dean of Research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Athletic Training. He received funding in the amount of $26,495.00, for the proposal titled “Effects of Concussion on Pupillary Metrics in the Acute and Chronic Stages”. Dr. Bruce will study and identify risk for musculoskeletal injuries in athletics. He will use data to investigate military veterans to understand if they are experiencing residual effects from their head trauma.
The third grant proposal was awarded to Dr. Christine Wright, Chair, Occupational Therapy, OTD Program Director, in the College of Nursing and Health Professions in the amount of $50,000.00 to Purchase an Anatomage 8 Table Convertible for the Department of Occupational Therapy and the College of Nursing and Health Professions to improve long-term learning. The Anatomage table will provide OT and CNHP students unlimited access to gross anatomy, physiology, and neuroanatomy.
The Kays Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation supporting Arkansas State University by providing grants to support faculty, staff, departments, colleges, or other entities in order to further the teaching, research, and service goals of Arkansas State University.