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Announcing the 2022 Osher Faculty Grant Award Recipients

Dana Thorp Patterson, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Osher Faculty Grant awards. Ten applications were reviewed by the Osher Faculty Grant Committee, chaired by Mr. Rick Ogle and assisted by six other Osher Institute members. The committee selected the following individuals and their research proposals:

  • “X-Ray Controlled Drug Release from Liposomes for Cancer Therapy.” Dr. Daniel Fologea.
  • “Understanding Diet, Migration, and Environments in the Past and Present Using Isotope Ratios of Proteins.” Dr. Linda Reynard.
  • “A Novel Microneedle Patch for Vaccination Through the Skin.” Dr. Juliette Tinker and Dr. Henry Charlier.

A total of $22,450 was awarded this year to support research and projects of the three successful candidates. The Osher Institute looks forward to hearing the findings and outcomes of all of the projects upon completion.

The Osher Faculty Grant is supported by the Osher Excellence Fund, created by the generosity of Osher members for the benefit of supporting Boise State faculty in specific research programs. The Osher Excellence Fund has awarded more than $173,450 to Boise State faculty since it was established in 2011.

Past recipients include Dr. Lisa McClain, Department of History and Gender Studies Program; Rulon Wood, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing; and Dr. Daibao Guo and Dr. Eun Hye Son, Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture, and Dr. Evelyn Johnson and Dr. Patricia Hampshire, Department of Early and Special Education.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program offering a wide variety of college-level, non-credit programs for intellectually curious adults age 50 and over. The Osher Institute is part of the Extended Studies Division at Boise State University.