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.

taylor_darleneNorth Carolina Central University in Durham received a $200,000 grant from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The grant will fund uterine fibroid tumor research by Darlene K. Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry. Part of the money will be used to hold a conference entitled “Uterine Fibroids: What Every Woman Needs to Know.” Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Goucher College in Maryland. She holds a master’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physical polymer chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

schurmanMacalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Massachusetts-Boston are sharing a five-year, $480,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the New Green Revolution for Africa and its impact on women farmers. The research will focus on the countries of Mozambique, Cote d”Ivoire, and Mali. The lead researcher is Rachel A. Schurman, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schurman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She holds a master’s degree from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Oklahoma received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop short-term breast cancer risk prediction models that aim to help increase cancer detection from MRIs.

Overstreet-NClark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, received a two-year $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for research on unmet service needs of women who are victims of domestic violence. The grant program is under the direction of Nicole Overstreet, an assistant professor of psychology at Clark University. Dr. Overstreet is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.

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