New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

money_bag_clip_art_23184Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

corwinElizabeth Corwin, associate dean for research at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, is the principal investigator for a five-year study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to study the psychoneuroimmune contributors to postpartum depression. Dr. Corwin says, “We’re exploring to see whether adequately treating women’s pain early on will reduce the likelihood of depression.”

Dr. Corwin is the author of the textbook Handbook of Pathophysiology. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan.

Mary-Frances-Bryja_portrait_200px_wideThe Women in Philanthropy Endowment at Ohio University in Athens received a $1 million gift from Mary Frances Bryja, director of college counseling at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Bryja stated, “My parents always stressed giving: You give, and you volunteer. What God has given you, you give back in whatever form you can give.” Dr. Bryja earned a doctoral degree in college student personnel services from Ohio University in 1998.

mhegelerSouthern Illinois University in Carbondale received a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council to create a traveling exhibit honoring Mary Hegeler Carus, the first woman engineering student at the University of Michigan. She was later president of the Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company of LaSalle, Illinois. Her family’s papers are archived in the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University.

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