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.

ThompsonAugusta University in Georgia received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study gestational diabetes in pregnant women and its effect on offspring. As many of 10 percent of pregnant women in Georgia have gestational diabetes. The research is under the direction of Jennifer Thompson, a postdoctoral fellow at the university. Dr. Thompson holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Western Ontario.

Char.FordSmith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, received a donation from alumna Charlotte Feng Ford to endow a curator’s position at the Smith College Museum of Art. The endowed position, which will carry Ford’s name, will focus on the field of contemporary art.

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