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.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a program to determine if a couples-centered intervention can help reduce mother to child transmission of HIV in the African nation of Mozambique. A 2015 study found that 8 percent of pregnant women in Mozambique were HIV positive. The study is under the direction of Carolyn Audet, an assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt. Dr. Audet is a graduate of Princeton University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology at Vanderbilt University.

Barnard College, a highly rated liberal arts college for women in New York City, received a three-year, $294,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on how exposure to lead can damage the brain. The research is being conducted by chemistry professors Rachel Austin, Mary Sever, and Christin Vizcarra.

Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, received a $2 million donation to establish the Lovelace Family Chair in Book Art. Book art explores the nature of the book from its conceptual, historical and theoretical standpoints and includes the study of typography, bookbinding, and letterpress printing.

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