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Notre Dame of Maryland University Announces Nancy Kreiter Research Day Winners

April 30, 2013

Notre Dame of Maryland University hosted Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day, an annual showcase of undergraduate research in arts and sciences, on Friday, April 26. President James F. Conneely opened the day’s events, followed by remarks from Sara Bass, alumna of the Class of 2006 and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). More than fifty Notre Dame students from all disciplines actively participated in research in their fields of interest throughout their academic careers.

The winners were:

  • S. Rebecca Unfried, “Optimizing Cunninghamella Elegans Transformations of Artemisinin”
  • Mariana Milkowski, “Dynamic Authorship of John’s Revelation” 
  • Morgan Wheaton, “A Love Haiti Relationship”
  • Sierra Green, “Body Size Satisfaction in African American Adolescent Girls”  
  • Katie Dantoni and Conner Sothoron, “Serving the Home Hospice Patients of Gilchrist”
  • Cara Corsaro, Rachel Jones, Christina Kelly and Amy Bock, “A. S. Byatt’s Novel ‘Possession’: New Critical Voices”

The research forum honors the late Dr. Nancy Kreiter, associate professor of biology at Notre Dame, who was a strong advocate for undergraduate research. Prior to her untimely death in December 2007, she was part of a faculty task force that explored ways students and faculty could develop and deepen opportunities for student research. Initiating a forum to share student research was one of their suggestions.


Maryland’s largest private provider of teachers, Notre Dame of Maryland University was founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and educates nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs at its main campus in north Baltimore and at satellite centers in Maryland. The University encompasses a distinguished Women’s College, the first Catholic institution of its kind in America; a College of Adult Undergraduate Studies; a College of Graduate Studies, and an English language Institute, and includes Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Visit www.ndm.edu.