TTU Global Vision Awards honor International Efforts of College of Human Sciences
In addition to the numerous international conference and invited presentations, the College of Human Sciences has engaged in the following notable international projects/activities.
Fulbright Awards Received
- 2013 Thailand: Dr. Ben Goh (Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management)
- 2014 Botswana: Dr. Kelly Phelan (Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management)
- 2017 Georgia (Russia): Dr. Natalia Velikova (Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute)
- 2018 Brazil: Dr. Elizabeth Trejos (Human Development and Family Studies)
- 2019 Czechoslovakia: Dr. John Gilliam (Personal Financial Planning)
Student Fulbright Received
- 2018 Colombia, South America: Ivette Noriega, Human Development and Family Studies (Project: Neurocognitive and brain changes in children with PTSD).
Recently Funded International Grants
- 2014-2018, Wilna Oldewage-Theron, Development of food-based dietary guidelines for the elderly in South Africa, funded by Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
- 2015-2017, Michael O'Boyle, Elizabeth Trejos, $98,165, Neurological Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Evidence from Neuropsychological Assessment and a Neuroimaging Study, funded by the Colombia (South America) National Science Foundation.
- 2016-2018, Elizabeth Trejos, Ann Mastergeorge, $20,000, Incidence and Effects of Toxic Stress on Neurodevelopmental, Cognitive, and Socioemotional Outcomes in Children and Adolescents: A Cross-National Comparative Collaboration, funded by SPRINT/Sao Paulo Brazilian Research Foundation.
- 2016-2018, Michelle Pearson, Malinda Colwell, Stacy Johnson, $120,000, Multidisciplinary Approach to Creation and Design of a Malawian Early Childhood Development Center, funded by Lubbock Rotary Club, COHS, and partners.
- 2016-2017, Jessica Yuan, $2,000, When East meets West: Exploring wine tourism experience of Chinese visitors in Burgundy, France, funded by International Research/Development Competition, TTU internal award.
- 2016, Deborah Fowler, $1,000, Hong Kong Study Abroad, funded by OIA Study Abroad Program Development, TTU internal award.
- 2016-2018, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Latha Ramalingam, $20,000, Determine lipid mediators and microRNAx involved in diabetes and obesity-associated inflammation and whether omega 3 fatty acids can modulate these effect, funded by SPRINT/Brazil.
- 2017-2018, Shaikh Rahman, $2,000, the efficacy of a bioactive compound (extracted from blue berry leaves) on the prevention of atherosclerosis, funded by OIA, TTU (Japan). 2
- 2017-2018, Shaikh Rahman, $4,500, the efficacy of a bioactive compound (extracted from blue berry leaves) on the prevention of atherosclerosis, funded by the Bizen Chemical Company, Japan.
- 2017-2019, Zhen Cong, $30,000, Dynamic studies on family structures and intergenerational relationships of rural Chinese older adults, funded by the Chinese National Social Sciences Foundation.
- 2017-2018, Danny Choi, $5,000, Influence of the cultural dimensions on purchase decision and intent to return of visitors of amusement parks between the US and China: Structural model analysis, funded by VPR Office, TTU internal award.
- 2017, Wilna Oldewage-Theron, $15,385, South Africa-240 school children to determine vitamin D status and plan appropriate intervention studies, funded by the National Research Foundation, South Africa.
- 2017, Wilna Oldewage-Theron, $13,846, Development of 10 soy-based snack foods, funded by the Oilseeds Advisory Committee, South Africa
- 2017, Wilna Oldewage-Theron, $3,000, Iodine excess in Ghana, funded by the World Health Organization. 2017-2020, Mary Murimi, $81,900, Linking Cattle Nutrition to Human Nutrition, funded by USAID (Africa).
- 2017-2020, Mary Murimi, $103,980, Graduate Education at the Nexus of Global Horticultural and Human Nutrition to Enhance Community Resilience and Food Security, funded by USDA (Africa).
- 2018, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, $95,000, Investigate in Sri Lankan women whether fatty liver is linked to insulin resistance or inflammation, independent of obesity, funded by the USDA.
- 2018-2020, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, $68,750, In vivo role of DNAJB3/HSP-40 in glucose homeostasis and insulin signaling, funded by the Qatar Foundation/QCRI.
- 2018-2019, Wilna Oldewage-Theron, $12,300, Nutrition training needs assessment of soy farmers in South Africa, funded by Baal University of Technology, South Africa, Dept. of Animal Sciences, TTU, and the Oilseeds Advisory Committee, South Africa.
College Supported International Visiting Scholar Awards Program
- 2016, Dr. Mauricio Barrera-Valencia Ph.D., Professor Titular |Grupo Investigación Psicología Cognitiva, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, South America, $12,500.
- 2015, Dr. Nishan Kalupahana, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, $10,000.
College Funded International Research Collaboration Seed Grants
- 2013, Malinda Colwell, Mary Murimi, $10,000, Malawi Travel, COHS.
- 2015-2016, Michelle Pearson, Malinda Colwell, Kristi Gaines, Stacy Johnson, $7,500, Multidisciplinary Approach to Creation and Design of a Malawian Early Childhood Development Center, COHS. 3
- 2015-2016, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Latha Ramalingam, Debra Reed, $11,500, Investigate in Sri Lankan women whether fatty liver is linked to insulin resistance or inflammation, independent of obesity ($7,500 COHS, $2,000 OIA, $2,000 University of Peradeniya).
- 2017-2018, Shaikh Rahman, $7,500, Blueberry leaf extract reduces macrophage activation and atherogenesis, COHS.
- 2018, Roxie Godfrey, $950, travel for Malta tourism project, COHS.
- 2018, Mary Murimi, $5,000, Kenya travel for pilot project, OIA and COHS.
- 2018, Stephanie Shine, $2,000, Somalia, development of child development curriculum in collaboration with Jigjiga University, OIA.
- 2016, Thomas Kimball, Texas Tech University Certificate of Global Leadership for the 21st Century Award in recognition of the contribution to the internationalization of Texas Tech University while leading students abroad.
- 2017, Nikhil Dhurandhar, KNS Award, American Society for Nutrition and Korean Nutrition Society in recognition of outstanding research in nutrition science and practice.
- 2014, Martin Binks, Atkinson Stern Award for distinguished public service whose work has significantly improved the lives of those affected by obesity.
- 2014, Drs. Pati, O'Boyle, et al., International Academy Award for Best International Research Project, "Neural correlates of nature stimuli: An fMRI study." Awarded by the International Academy for Design and Health.
Global Scholars Program: All COHS students participating in study abroad during their time at Texas Tech University are recognized as "Global Scholars" and provided a pin commemorating their experience. And periodically, the College will holds "panels" in which the study abroad students recount their experiences to other students considering a study abroad course/activity. To increase accessibility, multiple scholarships for Human Sciences students studying abroad on faculty-led trips are awarded annually.
- 2016 56 students
- 2017 75 students
- 2018 89 students as target
- 2020 85 students as target
- 2025 100 students as target