Grants and Gifts

The nursing school at Emory University in Atlanta received an $8.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a program to improve maternal and newborn survival rates in rural Ethiopian villages.

The Northwestern University Media Management Center received a $275,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation to fund a fellowship program with the aim of increasing the number of minority executives in the news media.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study racial disparities in health in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. The research study will be under the direction of Shelley White-Means, professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee.