Grants and Gifts

• Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, received a $50,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to conduct a study of the cardiac function of African Americans who smoke cigarettes.

• North Carolina Central University, the historically black educational institution in Durham, received a $238,992 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The university’s Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development will develop a plan to help faith-based and community organizations plan for disasters and other emergencies.

Historically black Tennessee State University in Nashville received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the Visible Imaging System for Interferometric Observations (VISION), a new camera for viewing stars in three dimensions.