Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program Grant
September 18, 2017 – The Departments of Social Work and Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Memphis have been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant. The total award is $1,917,762 and will be distributed over a four-year period September 30, 2017, to September 29, 2021. The five faculty on the award team are Susan Neely-Barnes (principal investigator), Elena Delavega, Laura Taylor, Steve Zanskas and Chloe Lancaster. You can read additional information about this award at this link.
Memphis-led team awarded $13.8 million to develop mPerf mobile sensor technology for workplace assessment
July 26, 2017 - Many of us use mobile sensors to monitor our health and wellness. These sensors can now also be used to help us improve our work performance and productivity. Toward that end, a University of Memphis-led, six-university team will develop and test a system of mobile sensors and software, called mPerf, that can be used to objectively assess everyday job performance. The mPerf project is sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)'s Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC) program. Learn more about the mPerf Mobile Sensor Technology for Workplace Assessment.
UofM Receives $3.2 Million Award to Increase Disaster Resilience in West Tennessee
A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers led by the University of Memphis has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the 2015 HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition to map and assess damage from future floods and earthquakes in Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Madison and Tipton counties in West Tennessee. The effort will also include focused public education and community outreach activities. The UofM grant is part of the $44 million Rural by Nature award to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) to address areas of the state that were heavily impacted by the historic 2011 floods and are also at risk from damage by earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Most Rural by Nature funds will address major infrastructure upgrades in these communities, including the rehabilitation of aging waste water treatment plants. Read the full Press Release on the UofM MediaRoom website.
Professor Chairs International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Educational Data Mining
July 21, 2017 - Dr. Xiangen Hu of the University of Memphis was the local arrangement chair for the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) and the conference chair for the 10th International Educational Data Mining (EDM) conferences, which were both held in Wuhan, China, recently. Hu is a professor in the UofM Departments of Psychology, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, and at Central China Normal University. More information is available on the Arts & Sciences website.