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Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Research Project Seeks to Find Ways to Encourage Physical Activity Among African American Adults

Research Project Seeks to Find Ways to Encourage Physical Activity Among African American Adults

Pamela Bowen, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham, is about to launch a new research study on how to best address the low level of physical activity among older African Americans in the South.

Four Blacks Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Blacks Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The appointees are Corey O. Montgomery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, James. R. Martin at Clemson University in South Carolina, Pierre Saint-Armand at Yale University, and Stephanie R. Yates at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

This year 32 Marshall Scholarships were awarded for American students to spend two years in graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. It appears from JBHE research, that four of this year’s 32 winners are African Americans.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The scholars in new teaching roles ate Carolyn Barnes at Duke University, Tondra-Loder-Jackson at the University of Alabama Birmingham, H. Shellae Versey at Wesleyan University, Kisha Lashley at the University of Virginia, and Vanessa Tyson at Scripps College.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stevie L. Lawrence II at Fort Valley State University, Francene Gilmer at Kentucky State University, Joslyn DiPasalegne at Claflin University, Paulette Patterson Dilworth at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Cindy R. Love at St. Augustine’s University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University Research Finds Insufficient Play Areas in Low-Income Neighborhoods

University Research Finds Insufficient Play Areas in Low-Income Neighborhoods

A new study by researchers in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham documents a major disparity in play places for children depending on the average incomes of families in the surrounding area.

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Rise Nelson Burrow at Yale, Karla Benson Rutten at Macalester College, Peggy Robinson at Duke, John R. Jones III at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Stacey DeBoise Luster at Worcester State University and LaWana Richmond at the University of California.

Black Physician at the University of Alabama Birmingham Leading Major Research Project

Black Physician at the University of Alabama Birmingham Leading Major Research Project

Alan Tita, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is leading research into the potential benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment directed at mild chronic hypertenion during pregnancy.

New Study Examines Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality

New Study Examines Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality

The researchers stated that factors such as gestational age, fetal survival rate, duration of hospital stay, cesarean delivery rate, and lack of prenatal care contributed to the higher incidence of maternal mortality among Black mothers.

University Program Aims to Increase the Number of Minority Graduate Students in Neuroscience

University Program Aims to Increase the Number of Minority Graduate Students in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program at the University of Alabama Birmingham will provide support, direction, and mentoring for up to six students from underrepresented groups each year.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Black Physician Leading the First Phase III Clinical Trial for a Preeclampsia Drug

Black Physician Leading the First Phase III Clinical Trial for a Preeclampsia Drug

Alan Tita is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is a lead investigator for the clinical trial for a drug that may reduce infant and maternal mortality rates.

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

The assistant professor of public health at Texas A&M University, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Funmi Ojetayo at Florida A&M, Derrick E. Echoles at Mississippi College, Cheryl Johnson at Kansas State, Binti Harvey at Scripps College, Lesia Crumpton-Young at Tennessee State, and Martella M. Nelson at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Robert Jefferson Named Director of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico

Robert Jefferson Named Director of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico

Currently, Dr. Jefferson is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Alabama Birmingham and has led the African American studies program at the university.

UAB Professor Gives Back to His Native Nigeria

UAB Professor Gives Back to His Native Nigeria

Tolu Aduroja, an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham, returns to Nigeria each fall at his own expense and provides free health care to patients at a clinic in Ibadan.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three Black Administrators Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Three Black Administrators Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Lisa McBride is chief diversity officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Carlton Young was named assistant dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Dickens Mathieu was appointed senior vice president and general counsel at Syracuse University.

Eric Jack Named Dean of the Business School at the University of Alabama Birmingham

Eric Jack Named Dean of the Business School at the University of Alabama Birmingham

Dr. Jack is an associate professor in the department of management, information systems, and quantitative methods and has been serving as interim dean since October.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University of Alabama Birmingham Conducting Oral History Project of the Civil Rights Movement

University of Alabama Birmingham Conducting Oral History Project of the Civil Rights Movement

The goal of the StoryCorps Griot Initiative is to record for prosperity the stories of the city’s residents who participated in the historical civil rights movement in the early 1960s.

University Study Finds That the Racial Gap in Fatal Coronary Disease Is Widening

University Study Finds That the Racial Gap in Fatal Coronary Disease Is Widening

The research, conducted at the University of Alabama Birmingham, shows that despite a steady decline in fatal coronary heart disease for all groups, since 2000, the racial gap has actually increased.

Black Male Excellence Network Working Wonders at the University of Alabama Birmingham

Black Male Excellence Network Working Wonders at the University of Alabama Birmingham

The graduation rate of Black male students who join the initiative is about twice the rate for Black men as a whole at the university.

University Study Finds Many Blacks in Alabama Lack Access to Eye Care Practitioners

University Study Finds Many Blacks in Alabama Lack Access to Eye Care Practitioners

African Americans in Alabama are twice as likely as Whites to suffer from vision impairment and eye disease, particularly cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Eric Jack Named Interim Dean of UAB School of Business

Eric Jack Named Interim Dean of UAB School of Business

He is an associate professor in the department of management, information systems, and quantitative methods. He has also served as associate dean of the business school since 2008.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.