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.

Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, received a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund research on the health outcomes for victims of intimate partner violence. The research will be under the direction of Nicole Overstreet, an assistant professor of psychology at the university. Dr. Overstreet earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Texas Woman’s University received a three-year, $397,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences for a program to prepare leaders for small libraries in rural areas of Texas. The project is entitled “Transforming Libraries Into Community Anchors in Rural Texas.” The principal investigator is Ling Hwey Jeng, a professor and director of the university’s School of Library and Information Studies. Dr. Jeng is a graduate of National Taiwan University. She holds a master of library and information science degree and a Ph.D. in information science from the University of Texas at Austin.

The School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for research on improve therapies for breast cancer patients. The research will seek to develop drug combinations that effectively target tumor proteins. Co-principal investigator on the project is Cynthia X. Ma, an associate professor of medicine. Dr. Ma earned her medical degree in China and holds a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Cincinnati.

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