• Cheyney University, a historically black educational institution in Pennsylvania, received a $2.1 million grant from the state’s Health Research Advisory Committee. Cheyney will partner with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Sickle Cell Disease Association to conduct a clinical trial for a new regenerative therapy for sickle cell anemia.

• North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, received a $59,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. The university will use the funds to help purchase equipment for the computer science department and to provide scholarships for students in the College of Engineering.