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Lipscomb Research

Every day in our classrooms and labs, faculty and students collaborate to shape our world for the better.

From the earliest documentation of the Stroop effect to changing how doctors treat congestive heart failure, Lipscomb University’s professors and students are daily discovering, analyzing and changing our world through research. 

Lipscomb professors are helping to identify the remains of Tennessee’s volunteers in the Mexican War, writing novels and biographies, and pioneering interprofessional health care. Students spend their days fighting cancer on numerous biological fronts or analyzing best practices in business, public service, sustainability, and education.

In classrooms and laboratories every day, the future is being discovered and crafted by Lipscomb Bisons.

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Lipscomb Now: Discovery Magazine 2023



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Faculty Reading Room

Each year, Lipscomb faculty put pen to paper to author numerous Christian living, fiction, academic and theological books, ranging from practical guides for today's Christian readers and business best practices to historical fiction and illustrated children's books.

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Undergrads learn the power of partnership

Every day, Lipscomb students and faculty partner with the nation’s top thought influencers and changemakers to make the world a safer, healthier and more beautiful place.

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Teaching for the world of tomorrow

In order to develop new curriculums that go beyond memorization and fact-checking and develop these skills in the next generation, Lipscomb scholars create, adapt, apply and innovate in the classroom.

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Summer Research Programs

Summer at Lipscomb means time for discovery, with abundant opportunities to carry out research at the graduate, undergraduate and faculty levels. The Pharmacy Summer Research Program, undergraduate fellowships such as the Langford Yates Fellowship and research projects by Lipscomb faculty all take place during the summer months, with several subsidized by stipends, grants and awards.

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The Office of Research and Grants

The Office of Research and Grants, within the Office of the Provost, exists to support a culture of Christian-based intellectual curiosity and scholarly activity on the Lipscomb campus. It encourages and supports scholarship by promoting access to research funding through competitive grants designed to help faculty members launch research projects.

Student Research Highlighted at the 2023 Symposium

The annual Student Scholars Symposium is a celebration of the creative and scholarly works of Lipscomb students, both undergraduate and graduate. This interdisciplinary event represents the diversity of academia at Lipscomb with presentations of empirical research of all types, readings and performances, as well as exhibitions of artistic and scientific work.

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Spice it up with nutrition analysis

Tessa Vander Kamp and Dr. Tracy Noerper studied spice and herb content in meals for seniors. The senior population, often adding salt due to diminished taste, prompted the exploration of healthier alternatives using herbs and spices. Recipes were collected from nationwide sites, potentially informing dietitians on substituting sodium with flavorful options. Vander Kamp received recognition at the Student Scholars Symposium.

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Getting a clue through chemistry

Biochemistry major Anna Froemming interned at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's fingerprint unit. She successfully developed a method to enhance thermal paper fingerprints using zinc and nitric acid. Collaborating with Dr. Brian Cavitt, a chemistry professor at Lipscomb University, they found that coating the print with paraffin wax provided the longest visibility, up to a week. This real-world application allowed Froemming to apply her classroom knowledge effectively.

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On the path to becoming a scientist

Haley Lewis, under Dr. Scott Akers at Lipscomb University, studies kidney cells to identify drug proteins and develop detection methods. This research improves drug dosing and minimizes interactions. Lewis received recognition for her work at Upstate Medical and Lipscomb.

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The journey in children's books

A group of three sophomore students analyzed how immigrants' journeys are depicted in children's literature. Their research project, titled "Examining Key Aspects of the Environment in Immigration Stories through Visual Analysis in Picture Books," was accepted at a prestigious conference. They focused on color in selected books to promote inclusivity in elementary language arts curricula. The team's findings were presented at Lipscomb's Student Scholars Symposium.

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