Effectiveness of a Digital Graphic Novella in Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Spanish-speaking Agricultural Workers

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Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most commonly reported work-related illnesses in the United States. NIHL is a large problem in agricultural settings because of noise produced by animals and farm equipment. In the Mountain-west region, the number of Spanish-speaking agricultural workers is substantial. A number of these workers have basic to early literacy skills, and therefore typically receive less access to healthcare information, which may lead to a greater risk for occupational hazards like NIHL. (more…)


It is a privilege that the Research Office at the University of Wyoming sees grants awarded to UW faculty, staff and academic professionals first. As those awards are processed and set up we think it is important that the campus community see who is receiving funding to support their scholarship with a little specificity as to what was funded. Please look at the list provided below for those who have received awards recently. And CONGRATULATIONS!! to all.



Jonathan Brant, Associate Professor
Department: Civil & Architectural Engineering
Sponsor: KC Harvey Environmental LLC
Title: Development and performance assessment of a desalination membrane for use in subsurface irrigation

Jared Bushman, Assistant Professor
Department: School of Pharmacy
Sponsor: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Title: Localized Immunosuppression and Enhancement of Peripheral Nerve Allografts

Mark Gomelsky, Professor
Department: Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Indiana University
Title: Cyclic di-GMP-dependent regulation of metabolism and virulence in Borrelia burgdorferi

Kristina Hufford, Assistant Professor
Department: Ecosystem Science & Management
Sponsor: Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Title: Alternative Methods for Delineating Seed Transfer Zones: Comparisons of Genetic and Common Garden Data

Snehalata Huzurbazar, Associate Professor
Department: Statistics
Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: SAMSI Bioinformatics Program Research Participation

John Kaszuba, Professor
Department: Geology & Geophysics
Sponsor: Devon Energy
Title: KTOC II: Interactions Among Reservoir Rocks, Formation Waters, and Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

Douglas Keinath, Research Scientist
Department: WYNDD
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service
Title: Songbird Monitoring on the Medicine Bow National Forest, Thunder Basin National Grassland, and the Bighorn National Forest as part of the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions 2015

David Kruger, Associate Librarian
Department: University Libraries
Sponsor: Center for Research Libraries
Title: UW Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin Digitization (A Project CERES Proposal)

Dan Levy, Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Biology
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Title: R01:Integration of Xenopus Extract and Microfluidics to Study Organelle Size Scaling

Peter Nathanielsz, Professor
Department: Animal Science
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Title: P01:Mechanisms of placental, fetal brain and renal outcomes of IUGR

Zhuang Niu, Assistant Professor
Department: Mathematics
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: RMMC Summer School: The Structure of C*-Algebras

Jefferson Snider, Professor
Department: Atmospheric Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: EAGER: Collaborative Research: Chilean Coastal Orographic Precipitation Experiment Pilot Project

Peter Stahl, Professor
Department: Ecosystem Science & Management
Sponsor: Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust
Title: Reclamation and Monitoring Improvement Study

UW Team Invents New 3D Touch Device

Anh Nguyen, a Computer Science graduate student, and professor of Computer Science Amy Banic created a wearable 3D touch input device. This low-cost solution to 3D digital interaction may be the start of a technology we will all use in the future. For more information on the wearable 3D touch input device, check out the following articles and/or watch the video: (more…)