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The 2016 Summer Undergraduate Pipeline (SUP) Research Symposium provided an opportunity for all undergraduate students engaging in research under the direction of UNC Chapel Hill faculty to present their research to a broad audience of faculty, staff, students from across campus and the general public.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 27th, 9:00am-12:30pm

WHERE: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

This Symposium provided opportunities for oral and poster presentations, with awards provided in each category.

2016 SUP Research Symposium AWARDEES:

ORAL Presentations


1st Place: Anna Caudill (CPC Participant), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Title: “Puedo Seguir Adelante”: Impact of Personal Health Navigators on Mexican Migrant HIV Experiences

Research Mentor: Clare Barrington, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Health Behavior



2nd Place: Asha Tuli (CPC Participant), Meredith College

Research Title: Thermal care in Bangladesh: A demographic profile and factors associated to its use

Research Mentor: Kavita Singh Ongechi, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health


Gary White

3rd Place: Gary White (MURAP Participant), University of California, Berkeley

Research Title: Decolonizing Education: Liberation Schools and The Black Panther Party

Research Mentor: GerShunn Avilez, Department of English and Comparative Literature


POSTER Presentations


1st Place: Keith Rogers (SOLAR Participant), Oakwood University

Research Title: Using Fluorescent Microscopy to Measure Calcium Response to E-liquid Constituents on Lung Epithelia

Research Mentor: Robert Tarran, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology



2nd Place: Melodie Noel (SMART Participant), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Title: The Role of Chromatin Modifications in Xist Silencing

Research Mentor: Samantha Pattenden, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology



Walsh3rd Place: Kaitlyn Walsh (SURE Participant), Elon University

Research Title: DNA Ligase IV is specialized to join damaged double strand breaks

Research Mentor: Dale Ramadan, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics



For more information, contact:

Kathy Wood, Co-Director
Diversity & Student Success Program or (919) 962-2509