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 University of Nevada Reno received a $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S Justice Department for programs to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence on campus. The grant will fund training programs for faculty and staff and for bystander intervention training programs for students.

guerra-reyesIndiana University in Bloomington received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how women make decisions about pregnancy and contraception in areas under the threat of the Zika virus. The grant program is under the direction of Lucia Guerra-Reyes, an assistant professor of applied health science in the university’s School of Public Health. She is conducting research in Peru this summer.

The National Institutes of Health has issued a $12 million grant to researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Southern California, and Boston University for a study on why there is a higher mortality rate for African American women who suffer from breast cancer compared to other women. Scientists will examine genetic and biological differences that may be a factor in higher death rates for African American women with breast cancer.

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