• Winston-Salem State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $291,000 grant from the state university system for a summer and weekend learning program to prepare elementary school teachers to improve literacy skills among low-income students.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant from the Gilead Foundation. The university operates a research and training facility for healthcare workers in Lilongwe, the capital of the African nation Malawi. The grant will fund the postdoctoral training in internal medicine of staff members who will continue their education at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The first physician who will receive training under the grant program is Dr. Cecilia Kanyama.