New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

The University of Utah received a $240,000 grant from the Chevron Corporation for the university’s ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Mathematics.

The University of Cincinnati received a $600,000 grant from Pfizer Corporation to implement and study the impact of a quality improvement and education initiative on appropriate use of anticoagulant therapy in women with atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat. It is estimated that by the year 2020, with the aging of the U.S. population, more than 3 million women will have atrial fibrillation.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a $492,800 grant from Pfizer Corporation for a study to improve identification of women with a high risk of suffering a stroke.

breast_cancer_excersise_team_webThe University of Alabama Birmingham received a $3.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on an exercise program to benefit survivors of breast cancer. The Better Exercise Adherence after Treatment for Cancer (BEAT Cancer) study is under the direction of Laura Rogers, a professor of nutrition sciences at the university.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond received a two-year, $700,000 grant from Pfizer Corporation to support the Virginia Women’s Stroke Initiative. The program promotes the prevention of stroke among women, particularly those who are members of minority groups.

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