Grants and Gifts

Wayne State University in Detroit received a $297,224 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop a text messaging system that will be used to inform African Americans with hypertension when it is time to take their medication.

Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, received a five-year, $250,000 grant from the AstraZeneca Corporate Community Alliances to support the establishment of the Delaware Center for Health Promotion.

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania received a grant from the Consortium of High Achievement in Success to develop a program to attract and retain more women and minorities into the field of economics.

Historically black Tennessee State University received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create the TSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Research Institute. The institute will work with corporations in joint engineering research projects.