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Communities of Research Scholars

Established in the fall of 2018, CoRS was created to cultivate interdisciplinary discourse and nurture the growth of research across the UofM. Each community is comprised of faculty representing multiple disciplines, perspectives and research approaches with a shared interest in exploring a common research theme. 

For information about the 2022 CORS program, click this link.

Year 1 Funded CoRS:

  • Aging and Health in Memphis
    • Yong Yang, School of Public Health
  • Digital Humanities Methods
    • Melanie Conroy, World Languages
  • Environmental Health
    • Chunrong Jia, School of Public Health
  • Health Spaces and Technology
    • Seok Won Jin, Social Work
  • HIV Disparities
    • Robin Lennon-Dearing, Social Work
  • Midsouth LGBTQ+ Archive
    • Craig Stewart, Communication and Film
  • Poverty
    • Elena Delavega, Social Work
  • Social Justice and Healing
    • Idia Thurston, Psychology
  • Synthesis of Research and Teaching Practices with the University of Memphis High Performance Computer
    • Nate DeYonker, Chemistry
  • Team-Based Healthcare
    • Naomi Eichorn, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • The Memphis Film and Music Collective
    • Michael Harris and Joel Roberts, University Libraries
  • University Middle
    • Remy Debbs, Philosophy
  • University School Research Consortium (USRC)
    • Carolyn Caldon, College of Education (CREP)
  • Water Safety
    • Maryam Salehi, Civil Engineering

Year 2 Funded CoRS:

  • Airbnb & Smoking-Related Safety Risks
    • Rui Qi, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management
  • Arts Entrepreneurship (AE)
    • Josef Hanson, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
  • Community-based & Culturally-sensitive mental health
    • Jerry Watson, School of SocialWork
  • Health for Artists
    • Mirian van Mersbergen, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Health, Wellness, Immigration & Community Engagement
    • Diana Ruggiero, World Languages & Literatures
  • Mobile VR game & psychological well being
    • Ruoxu Wang and Jin Yang, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
  • Renewable, Sustainable Clean Energy
    • Firouzeh Sabri, Department of Physics and Material Science
  • Social Determinants of Health
    • Brook Harmon, School of Public Health
  • Systematic Risk
    • Konstantin Sokolov, Department of Finance
  • Water Smart City
    • Farhad Jazaei, Department of Civil Engineering

Year 3 Funded CoRS:

  • Airbnb and Public Safety Risks
    • Rui Qi, School of Hospitality and Resort Management
  • Building Grantsmanship and Community Engagement within the College of Communication and Fine Arts
    • Melissa Janoske McLean, Dept of Journalism and Strategic Media, CCFA Dean’s Fellow for Research
  • Capacity Building for Broader Impacts
    • Fedoria Rugless, College of Health Sciences
  • Covid-19 screening using pool testing in Memphis
    • Xichen Mou, School of Public Health
  • Differences of Opinion and Stock Price Crash Risk
    • Konstantin Sokolov, Department of Finance
  • Effect of Koru Mindfulness Training on Professional Orchestral Musicians’ Music Performance Anxiety
    • Ryan Fisher, School of Music
  • Examine the influence of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to health behaviors and mental health
    • Yong Yang, School of Public Health
  • Exploring video game playing in the COVID-19 pandemic: a comparison between competitive gamers and recreational gamers
    • Jin Yang, Department of Journalism and Strategic Media
  • Health Spaces & Technology Research Community (HSTRC)
    • Irma Singarella, Health Sciences Library
  • Impact of Virtual health educational program and horticultural therapy in self management skills and quality of life among people with cardiovascular risk factors: Type II Diabetic Mellitus and Hypertension
    • Annapoorna Mary, Loewenberg College of Nursing
  • It takes a team to break through invisible barriers to literacy
    • Deborah Moncrieff, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Memphis Women+’s Mentorship Network
    • Leah C. Windsor, Institute for Intelligent Systems
  • Part art, part social science: Creating a Mentorship Program for CCFA students
    • Kate Roberts, Department of Art
  • Social Action to Impact Homelessness and Medical Recuperation
    • Sachiko Terui and Joy V. Goldsmith, Department of Communication and Film
  • Undergraduate Training in Cellular Metabolism
    • Brandt D. Pence, College of Health Sciences
  • University of Memphis Interdisciplinary Center for Public Health & Race
    • Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, School of Law
  • University School Research Consortium (USRC CORS FY 2021)
    • Carolyn Ransford Kaldon, Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP)
  • Water Smart City (Phase-1)
    • Farhad Jazaei, Department of Civil Engineering