The University of California Pacific Rim Research Program has awarded grants to Andrew Noymer, assistant professor of sociology and public health, and Miri Kim, history graduate student. Noymer received a research and planning grant for his study of tuberculosis in early-20th-century U.S. and early-21st-century Thailand, and Kim received an advanced graduate student fellowship for her work on education and modernity in northeast China in the 1920s and 1930s. The UC program promotes the study of the Pacific Rim as a distinct region and is supported by funding from the UC Office of the President. Awards are made by a committee of faculty from across the UC system. This year the program has made grants totaling $507,345.