In January of 2013, Daniel Faber received a College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Dean’s Research Development Award. The grants is designed to support CSSH faculty members’ research and lead to proposals for more significant support from external sources. Professor Faber will take a “climate justice” perspective in research on the vulnerability of the poorest populations in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories where rising sea levels, the salinization of water supplies, disease, and prolonged drought are rendering such islands uninhabitable. His research ultimately seeks policy prescriptions that address these impacts. Faber has been invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps to present his work at their workshop, which he hopes will generate significant non-governmental and governmental funding opportunities.