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August 10, 2000

ULM and Sabine Parish teacher team up on "Frontiers 2000 Award"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Department of basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy recently served as a research host for a high school biology teacher funded by the American Physiological Society (APS)

Mrs. Carolyn Martin of Many High School in Sabine Parish and Dr. David Roane of the College of Pharmacy were recipients of an APS "Frontiers 2000 Award" which funded Martin's worked in Roane's lab.

Martin's summer project focused on assessing the effects of two bioflavonoids on feeding behavior in the aquatic organism, Hydra littoralis. This work serves as a means of finding preliminary evidence of potential anorexic activity in previously untested compounds. The results of Martin's work will be presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, Fla., in April.

According to the APS, the purpose of the project is, "to provide middle and high school science teachers with opportunities to learn about science 'in action,' that is, how the research process works, what research scientists do, and the intrinsic satisfaction and sense of excitement that comes from conducting scientific research; to facilitate teachers' transfer of knowledge and skills acquired through the laboratory experience to their classrooms via development of new, inquiry-based classroom activities; and to provide support networks for teachers by developing productive working relationships between and among teachers and member of the research community."

Martin has previously been named Teacher of the Year eight times at Many High School, six times in her school district, four times in her state region and has twice been named runner-up Teacher of the Year for the State of Louisiana.

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