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.

Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey, received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for programs to reduce and prevent sexual assaults, domestic violence, and stalking on campus. The college will use the funds to coordinate its sexual assault awareness, prevention, and counseling programs with the local police and community organizations.

ramanujamDuke University received two grants totaling $3.7 million from the National Institutes of health to develop strategies for wide-scale screening for cervical cancer in East Africa. About 75 percent of cervical cancer cases occur in Africa. The grant programs are under the direction of Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Professor Ramanujam has been on the Duke faculty since 2005. She earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and then spent five years as a NIH postodoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2000 to 2005.

corwinEmory University in Atlanta received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the neurobehavioral and cognitive effects of maternal stress on the microbiome of African American infants. The grant program is under the direction of Elizabeth Corwin, associate dean for research at the School of Nursing at Emory University. Dr. Corwin holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. physiology from the University of Michigan

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