The doctoral program in pharmacy, a partnership between historically black Elizabeth City State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a $400,000 grant from the Wachovia Foundation. The grant will be used to recruit, retain, and mentor minority students in the program.

The University of Georgia received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for its Strong African-American Families program. The educational program attempts to enhance parenting skills and youth self-discipline. The grant will be used to create a new computer version of the program.

The program is under the direction of Velma McBride Murry, professor of child and family development at the University of Georgia.