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.

Jhpiego, a nonprofit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will lead the U.S. government’s five-year, $500 million Maternal and Child Survival Program coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The program is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rates worldwide.

Ursuline College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Pepper Pike, Ohio, received a $200,000 grant from the Saint Luke’s Foundation for Denise to endow a scholarship fund for a graduate of a Cleveland-area high school who has a strong track record in leadership and community service.

Reeves, KatherineThe University of Massachusetts Amherst received a two-year, $177,373 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study a possible link between depression, antidepressant use, and breast cancer. The study is under the direction of Katherine W. Reeves, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the university’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Her hypothesis is that antidepressant drugs may result in an increased risk for breast cancer. Dr. Reeves is a graduate of Yale University. She holds a master of public health degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts institution for women in New York City, received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will allow Barnard faculty to collaborate with professionals at New York City cultural and scientific institutions in developing coursework for undergraduate students. Barnard faculty and students will be given special access to the archives and other resources of the participating institutions.

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