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.

New York University received a two-year, $120,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to conduct a study on whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to gender differences in oral cancer pain. Previous research has shown that oral cancer pain is more intense for women than it is for men. The research is under the direction of Nicole Scheff, a postdoctoral researcher at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Dr. Scheff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lind

Dr. Runyan

The University of Cincinnati received a grant from the city’s governing council to conduct an analysis of gender equality in all of the city’s departments and in services provided by the city. Recently, Cincinnati became the seventh U.S. city to pass a resolution supporting the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. The University of Cincinnati study will help the city determine where it needs to make the effort to eliminate discrimination against women. The study is being led by Amy Lind, the Mary Ellen Heintz Professor and chair of the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies program at the university and Anne Sisson Runyan, a professor of political science and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

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