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.

The inflammatory disease lupus is nine times more common in women than in men. The University of Houston has received a $2 million grant to conduct research on why such a gender disparity exists. Researchers will examine the molecular mechanisms through which lupus genes and sex hormones interface to cause autoimmunity.

Tanya Byker, an assistant professor of economics at Middlebury College in Vermont and Martha Bailey, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, received a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for a study of the long-term effects of the Paid Family Leave Act enacted in California in 2004. The study will examine how the legislation influenced the labor market for women in California.

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