Intersectionality, a term introduced more than 30 years ago, describes how social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and other social characteristics “intersect” and overlap in the experiences of marginalized groups. In 2015, Patrick Grzanka was looking for a way to bring together researchers on campus who study these intersections—and the Intersectionality Community of Scholars was created.
RD Highlights – Barrerra Taps Actionable Intelligence
Research Development Insights Help Acquire Funding for Critical Research Tool
Research into targeted medical therapies is underway at the University of Tennessee to help fight pathological states like cancer, ischemia, and inflammation. One approach is based on the unique characteristics of diseased cells involving acidosis, or too much acid. In 2017, Fran Barrera, assistant professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore this condition.
From Idea to Plan: New Research Plan Empowers Emerging Leaders
A new type of internal seed program at UT is designed to support recently tenured faculty members who have a big idea, but not a full team or complete research plan. The Expanding Horizons Research Seed, offered through the Office of Research and Engagement, provides awardees with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead large teams or centers. This allows ORE’s Research Development group work with a small group of emerging research leaders to support significant, collaborative convergent research.