Jackson State Awarded $10.7M Grant - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

Jackson State Awarded $10.7M Grant

Email




by Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State University has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

The university says in a news release the money was given to JSU’s Minority Institutions Center for Environmental Health.

The five-year grant will be used to support research on environmental and public health issues affecting vulnerable and underserved communities.

The grant will support research on environmentally-induced diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma.

“The center has a long history of conducting innovative research in environmental health, and this award will allow the institution to continue to develop its biomedical research infrastructure, acquire state-of-the-art instrumentation, recruit talented investigators and research staff, provide professional development, and support our strategic plan in the critical area of research and scholarly engagement,” JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers said in a news release.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Pharmacy Schools See Emerging Opportunities in Field While demand for pharmacy school graduates has waned slightly, new opportunities beyond the traditional community pharmacy continue to grow. According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), as of July 2016, there are 136 U.S.-...
Building Support for Faculty Women of Color in STEM Given the national climate, higher education must continue to serve a vital role for our future, just as it has in our past. For historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions, their mission-driven role i...
Purdue Scientists Again Partnering with Japanese Company WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University officials say the school is expanding an existing partnership with a Japanese chemical company to include an advanced agriculture project. Purdue scientists will work with Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Co. ...
Study Finds Black Youth Interest in Technology Growing The tech industry is a notoriously lonely place for African Americans. Black workers comprise only 6.9 percent of STEM employees, and less than 5 percent of the workforce at tech companies in Silicon Valley. At tech behemoths like Google and Yahoo, B...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *