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David Brown Audiology , SIMLab Director
Pacific University Audiology Professor and SIMLab Director David Brown was elected as a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Exploring Red Cedar Die Back with Taylor Warnick '23
Taylor Warnick ’23 is an environmental biology major who has been working with faculty member Kara Lanning to study soil in search of a possible microbial culprit for Western Red Cedar die back.
Fawzy Elbarbry
The National Institute of Health has awarded Pharmacy Professor Fawzy Elbarbry $365,966 for a three-year study as part of its “Support for Research Excellence” program. His study, which will involve student researchers, will examine alternate ways to treat hypertension.
President Jenny Coyle & Janice Parks '20 at Special Commencement
“I was able to leave Pacific being able to write very prolifically and be a good scientific writer,” said Parks, now a PhD student in plant science. “And besides the research, Pacific really prepared for my graduate-level classes. Honestly, my graduate-level classes, I thought they were so easy. Pacific does a very good job of making sure the courses are rigorous.”
Dr. Chen 7 Kylee Seto '23
Faculty and a student from the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training presented research at the 17th International Symposium of 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) in Tokyo, Japan. 
Lagrange points model
Following a grant from the Oregon National Space Grant Consortium, physics alumnus Huy Nguyen '21, along with Physics Professor Todd Duncan built a three-dimensional model showing the optimal orbit for spacecraft to "park" between the earth and moon. The model will be exhibited at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.
Biology Professor Chris Templeton
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant to Biology Professor Chris Templeton to further his study into the ways human-caused traffic noise affects birds' cognitive abilities.
Brendan Stamper co-chaired a session at the annual American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Research by a graduate student and Dr. Stamper was also featured in a recent ASPET newsletter.
The grant will support Dr. Mike Espiritu’s work to determine the structure-activity relationship of a cone snail toxin called MIIIB with voltage gated potassium channels. These small peptide toxins are known as “conotoxins.” 
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
The Recovery Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife funds work by Pacific University Professor Dr. Rich Van Buskirk and partners at the Woodland Park Zoo in Washington and Washington State University. 

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