Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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.

Historically Black Delaware State University in Dover, received a $252,639 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase equipment than can measure the energy and metabolism of cells.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks received a five-year, $625,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund programs that help elementary and secondary schools identify gifted children from economically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a two-year, $532,286 grant from the National Institute of Justice for research on the thanatomicrobiome, or microbes that reside ir or on decomposing remains. The research may lead to better methods to determine cause of death.

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