Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University announced 13 recipients of the Quality Initiative Faculty Research Grants this past week.
The projects from both students and faculty members represent several areas that the university is focused on, including behavioral studies, communication, business, psychology and ministry.
One project that received grant funding includes research into how exercise and depression can impact the body and what role a neurotrophic factor genotype plays in this. This research combines the work of professors Matthew Mitchell, James Mitroka and Denise Breitkreuz alongside exercise science student, Daniel Farrokh.
Another project that received support is being led by Li-Yen Chong, an international business student, and is studying how waste management partnerships between public and private organizations affect economic growth.
One faculty-centric research project that received support is led by Victor Copan, associate professor of ministry. He is researching how modern language learning methods could be applied to learning ancient forms of Greek for use in biblical studies.
Grants will begin on July 1 and are intended to last until June 30, 2017.