Grants and Gifts

• Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine received a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a research center aimed at reducing hypertension among African Americans.

The research will be under the direction of Professor Lisa A. Cooper. Dr. Cooper is a graduate of Emory University and the University of North Carolina medical school. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

• South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, received a $100,000 donation from Shaw/AREVA MOX Services to help fund the university’s Nuclear Science Institute. The company is building a new nuclear fuel fabrication plant near Aiken and will need nuclear engineers to staff the plant.

• The Gloucester Institute in Richmond, Virginia, received a $300,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation for its Emerging Leaders Program. In conjunction with Virginia’s historically black colleges and universities, the institute conducts training sessions and holds conferences and retreats designed to influence the marketplace of social, economic, and political ideas in the African-American community.