In their roles as ORE Faculty Fellows, Allred and Tanner will collaborate on initiatives aimed at supporting and empowering UNCG faculty in their scholarly and creative endeavors. The ORE Fellows will also work closely with UNCG’s Provost and Graduate School Fellows.
Allred and Tanner were selected for the position, which will continue through May 2025, for their expertise, dedication, and commitment to excellence.
Allred, the Lake Simpson Dickson Distinguished Professor in nutrition, conducts research on the chemoprevention of several types of cancers, including breast and colon cancer. Using molecular and preclinical modelling approaches, he explores how dietary compounds mimicking natural hormones can reduce the risk of these diseases. Allred holds memberships in the American Association for Cancer Research, Endocrine Society, American Society of Nutrition, and Society of Toxicology. He has over 60 peer-reviewed articles, with publications appearing in high-impact journals such as Cancer Research, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Tanner, a professor in public health education as well as an affiliate faculty member at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, conducts research on the use of technology for HIV prevention and care engagement among adolescents, sexual and gender minority individuals, Latine communities, and other marginalized groups. With funders including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Health Resources and Services Administration, Tanner is a previous winner of UNCG’s Early Career Research Excellence Award and HHS’s Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award. She has served as an NIH grant reviewer since 2018 and is a member of both the HHS Research Advisory Council and the UNCG faculty senate’s Research Committee.
Please join us in congratulating the new appointees. We look forward to their impact on our university’s research and engagement activities.