MACON – Kristen Ashley Horner, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in Mercer University School of Medicine, recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant in the amount of $462,660 to further investigate the neural pathways...
ATLANTA – For years, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at pharmaceutical companies have tried unsuccessfully to create a successful gonorrhea vaccine. Clinical trials have been disappointing; potential...
SAVANNAH – Dr. Robert Visalli, associate professor of microbiology and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Mercer University School of Medicine, was recently selected to lead the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. ASM offers the...
MACON – Rising Mercer University senior Matthew Halbert and rising junior Caroline Kittrell each received $5,000 Undergraduate Summer Student Research Awards in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) from local nonprofit organization Joshua’s Wish and are spending the summer studying...
MACON – Two Mercer University School of Medicine faculty members recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health that will officially designate MUSM’s Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities as an NIH Center of Excellence. With this designation,...
MACON – Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) faculty member Dr. K. Bryant Smalley was recently named Outstanding Researcher of the Year by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Dr. Smalley was honored May 10 in New Orleans at the organization’s...
MACON – Mercer University sophomore Elise Young was recently selected as an Honorable Mention for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for undergraduates in science, mathematics and engineering. This year’s Goldwater Scholars were selected based on...
MACON – Mercer University School of Engineering students Mónica Resto and Zechariah Rice were recently awarded honorable mention recognition for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their...
MACON – Mercer University junior Parker Laue was recently selected for the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) summer program. Laue, from Huntsville, Alabama, is a mechanical engineering major. He will spend the summer working...
MACON – Dr. Sarah E. Gardner, Distinguished University Professor of History in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts, was recently awarded a Summer Stipends award by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on...

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