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 received a $2.3 million grant from the nonprofit organization Stand Up to Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research to fund a clinical research trial testing a combination of three immunotherapy compounds for patients with a specific type of advanced breast cancer. The research will be under the direction of Ingrid Mayer, an associate professor of cancer research and an associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University.

St. Catherine University, a women’s college in St. Paul, Minnesota, will share a $145,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to fund the production of WEAVE: Blanketing St. Paul in Native Feminism, a public performance of story, dance, and quadraphonic sound woven together with conversations among women artists.

The University of South Carolina received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify and test intervention strategies to improve adherence to hormonal therapy among women from disadvantaged groups who have had breast cancer. The research is under the direction of Tisha Felder, an assistant professor in the university’s School of Public Health. Dr. Felder is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

The University of Texas at San Antonio received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that will be used to fund programs to provide mental health services and recovery support to high-risk pregnant and postpartum women recovering from substance abuse.

The College of New England in Biddleford, Maine, received a $375,000 grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation to conduct research on an early detection method for breast cancer using biomarkers in blood.

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