Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards Fund Research and Relationship Building

TaylorAwards 2019

Holy Family University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Markowitz, announced this year’s recipients of the Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards during the University’s Spring Business Meeting on Wednesday, January 16.

The award program was established through an endowment created by Carol Taylor, RN, PhD, a former University faculty member who served from 1979-1987 and 1995-1997 in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Taylor and her family created the award to honor her parents: Raymond and Mildred Taylor. Carol was honored by the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions in October 2012 with its highest award, the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award.

The Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards provides funding to faculty who have completed at least two years of full-time teaching at Holy Family. Requests are made in the form of formal proposals to the Ray and Mildred Taylor Committee, with priority given to those projects that advance faculty research and scholarship.

"This year's recipients of the Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards are using this vital grant money to embark on thought-provoking research projects and strengthening important international relationships for Holy Family University,” Markowitz said. “This type of research and relationship building is crucial for Holy Family to continue to showcase its vastly-talented faculty to a growing audience, which in turn strengthens the educational opportunities for our students. Congratulations to all of the winners."

Understanding the Intricacies of Neural Development
Dr. Jaclyn Myers, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
This grant will fund the purchase of specific equipment aimed at advancing the study of the expression of proteins involved in the development of neuronal cells.

New Computer Purchase
Dr. Christopher Carbone, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
This grant will fund the purchase of a high-resolution computer to analyze quantitative and qualitative research data collected through the use of a fluorescent microscope.

Drugs and Human Trafficking: Trends and Challenges
Dr. Patricia Griffin, Director of the Graduate Program in Criminal Justice and Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Jonathan Rosen, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. David Whelan, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
This grant will fund a multidisciplinary conference on criminal justice issues that will be held at Holy Family University. 

Initial Partner Development with the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya: Programs in Education
Dr. Brian Berry, Professor, School of Education
This grant will be used to explore the development of a relationship with Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain for the purpose of information sharing and possible program development in education.