Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

mazureYale University received several grants supporting research projects concerning women’s health. The grants were received from the Seymour L. Lustman Memorial Fund, the Werth Family Foundation, the Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, and the Seedlings Foundation. Carolyn M. Mazure, the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and director of women’s health research at Yale, stated that “we are so thankful for our generous supporters. who truly understand the value of investigating all health conditions through the lens of sex and gender, which remain the most fundamental variables that distinguished humans.” Dr. Mazure earned a Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.

The University of New Hampshire received a $400,000 grant from the Office of Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the effectiveness of a residential program for victims of domestic violence who struggle with substance abuse. The grant program is under the direction of Katie Edwards, an assistant professor of psychology, and Sharon Murphy, an associate professor emerita of social work at the university.

The University of Texas at Austin received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to test advance imaging methods that hopefully will allow physicians to make early predictions on how a specific breast cancer patient’s tumor will respond to therapy.

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, received a $88,000 grant from the Office of the Attorney General of the state of Ohio to support the university’s sexual assault prevention efforts. The grant will support the university’s bystander intervention training program called No Means Know. The grant will also fund campus police training on sexual assaults.

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