Massey, Churchill Newest U of A Faculty Inducted to ARA Academy of Scholars

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Philip Massey, remaining, and Hugh Churchill.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Philip Massey and Hugh Churchill are the newest College of Arkansas faculty customers to be inducted into the Arkansas Investigation Alliance Academy of Scholars and Fellows.

Massey, an affiliate professor of general public health in the Higher education of Education and learning and Wellbeing Professions, and Churchill, an associate professor of physics in the Fulbright Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ended up formally inducted last Thursday in the course of a ceremony with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Governor’s Mansion in Small Rock.

Philip Massey
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Massey entered the academy as a single of two new ARA Students statewide, and Churchill as one particular of 6 new ARA Fellows.

Massey’s research centers on health interaction, media and know-how in the U.S. and globally. His function focuses on matters ranging from social media, cancer prevention, material use, wellbeing literacy and enjoyment education and learning. His scholarship has helped progress well being and media literacy investigation in the age of misinformation and online data resources. He has worked to create new methods to use inhabitants-stage social media interventions for health advertising, focusing on innovative narrative-focused methods.

Employing a combined-techniques strategy, Massey has examined general public view towards human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on social media, focusing on what kinds of messages are shared and their impression, and created and analyzed tale-targeted messages on social media to have interaction mother and father about the HPV vaccine. He also evaluated a broadcast serial drama about wellbeing in West Africa that generates and shares written content on various social media platforms such as YouTube, Fb and Instagram. His function has been printed in foremost journals of health and fitness communication, wellbeing informatics and public wellbeing, and has been funded by businesses including the Nationwide Most cancers Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hugh Churchill
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Churchill’s investigate passions incorporate semiconductors and different quantum systems. His laboratory combines abilities in nanofabrication with quantum transport and optoelectronic characterization to look into the electronic, magnetic and optical qualities of atomically slender 1D and 2D semiconductor quantum devices.

His operate is supported by the Nationwide Science Basis, the Section of Defense and the Section of Strength. Previously this 12 months, Churchill and quite a few colleagues at the University of Arkansas and Montana State University acquired a $20 million grant from the National Science Basis to create the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry, which will accelerate the development of quantum elements and gadgets.

Churchill is a recipient of early profession awards from the National Science Foundation and Air Force Business of Scientific Investigation, together with the Presidential Early Job Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2019. Some of his function is showcased in the existing episode of Small Talks From the Hill.

Arkansas Exploration Alliance Academy of Scholars and Fellows
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The ARA Academy of Students and Fellows includes exploration researchers from Arkansas’ 6 significant investigation institutions: College of Arkansas, the College of Arkansas for Health care Sciences, UA Minor Rock, Arkansas Condition College, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, as very well as the FDA’s National Middle for Toxicological Study.

Academy candidates represent a strategic price to advancing the analysis eyesight for their respective institutions. Every ARA Academy applicant is nominated by the chancellor of his or her college, or in the situation of the Countrywide Center for Toxicological Exploration, the executive director. Immediately after an external overview, the ARA Board of Trustees approves every new ARA Academy member.

Launched in 2015, the ARA Academy is now 32 associates robust with research disciplines that include nanomaterials, drug discovery, large knowledge, artificial intelligence, agricultural science, theoretical physics, bioinformatics and significantly extra. Members of the ARA Academy routinely collaborate to aid exploration and to share thoughts.

The ARA Academy is an group of ARA Students and ARA Fellows designed by the Arkansas Exploration Alliance. An ARA Scholar is a strategic analysis chief recruited to Arkansas at a person of the five ARA-spouse universities. An ARA Fellow is a exploration chief recognized for his or her get the job done currently at a husband or wife university/establishment. Each and every ARA Scholar gets a $500,000 grant each and every ARA Fellow gets a $75,000 grant (with the exception of NCTR members, who are prohibited from accepting outside funding).

Massey and Churchill are the ninth and tenth U of A faculty associates to be inducted into the ARA Academy of Scholars and Fellows. Other school are:

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  • Justin Zhan, professor of knowledge science, pc science and pc engineering, Scholar, 2019
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  • Jingyi Chen, associate professor, chemistry and biochemistry, Fellow, 2018
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  • Laurent Bellaiche, Distinguished Professor, physics, Fellow, 2017
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  • Min Zou, professor, mechanical engineering, Fellow, 2015
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  • Jie Xiao, affiliate professor, chemistry and biochemistry, Scholar, 2015
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  • Morten Jensen, associate professor, biomedical engineering, Scholar, 2015
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  • Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor, electrical engineering, Fellow, 2014
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  • Ranil Wickramasinghe, professor, chemical engineering, Scholar, 2010
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