During the spring 2018 semester, Barnard's faculty were awarded distinguished research grants and fellowships in the arts, creative scholarship, economics, and science.
Belinda Archibong, Assistant Professor of Economics, received a grant from the Center for Development Economics and Policy at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs for her project Pricing Daughters and the Economic Burden of Disease: Evidence from the Meningitis Belt.
Tina Campt, Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and also Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and Chair of the Africana Studies Department and Kaiama Glover, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, have been awarded fellowships at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination. They are members of the first cohort of fellows from around the world being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall, the Columbia Global Centers | Paris.
Gabri Christa, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, was selected as an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) for her work in relationship to Dementia, which is the focus of her multimedia performance memoir, Magdalena. Through the lens of personal experience and art (dance, film, storytelling), the project reveals issues of dementia, immigration, and trauma and is designed to hold conversation space for people touched by the dementia. The highly selective Atlantic Fellows program trains global leaders to make transformative changes in brain health in communities around the world, through career duration mentorship, support, and access to funds. Fellows come from a range of disciplines including neuroscience, economy, and the Arts. Christa will be a non-resident of the base at the University of California, San Francisco. This project also received funding from the Netherland-America Foundation.
Rae Silver, Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural & Physical Sciences and the head of the Silver Neurobiology Laboratory, was awarded a major grant from the National Science Foundation grant for her project, "RUI: Mapping physical networks to functional networks in SCN oscillation." The award will support Silver to further research the brain’s master circadian clock. This work will reveal new information about how individual neurons are connected in a network that produces the 24-hour rhythm and how this master brain clock provides timing information to the rest of the body. The project will run from May 1, 2018 — April 30, 2022.