Lightning round

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Highlighting faculty research and scholarly honors.

Dr. Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Nicholas Jolly, assistant professor of economics — Studying effects of an NFL rule change to reduce head injuries that has had an unintended consequence of increasing lower-body injuries in some players.

Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science, and Dr. Robert Fitts, professor of biological sciences — Winners of a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to study muscle loss, increased fatigue and counter measures in aging populations.

Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, professor of biological sciences, with Geertje van der Heijden, a post-doctoral fellow in the Schnitzer Lab at Marquette, and Jennifer Powers, a professor at the University of Minnesota — Woody vines in tropical forests are reducing the capacity of tropical forests to store carbon, which is accelerating climate change. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Lobat Tayebi, associate professor and director of research in the School of Dentistry — Soft-and hard-tissue expansion, vascularization and stem cell seeding using 3D-bioprinting as a means for regenerating critical size and/or multi-tissue compartmental defects within the craniomaxillofacial region.

Dr. Peter Staudenmaier, assistant professor of history — Examining ecological dimensions of Nazism in his project, The Politics of Blood and Soil: Environmental Ideals in Nazi Germany.

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