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 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to continue its research on infertility. The funds will support the university’s involvement in a nationwide network of fertility research called the Reproductive Medicine Network.

Kim Hartzler-Weakley ('00, '07M),James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, received a $458,032 grant from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies in areas near the university. The program is under the direction of Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley, the director of the Office on Children and Youth at James Madison University.

Burg,KarenClemson University in South Carolina has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to develop an easy-to-use diagnostic test that can both predict breast cancer risk and monitor changes in breast cancer over time. The research is under the direction of Karen J.L. Burg, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and director of the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering at Clemson. Dr. Burg is a graduate of North Carolina State University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Clemson.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst was awarded a three-year, $270,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to develop an online course for first-year students to educate them on sexual violence and bystander intervention.

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