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Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Michael Drake to Chair the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities

Michael Drake to Chair the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities

Michael V. Drake is the 15th president of Ohio State University and the first African American to hold that post. He will serve as vice chair of the board of directors of the association for one year and then become chair in 2017.

University Researchers Make a Breakthrough in Finding a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

University Researchers Make a Breakthrough in Finding a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Scientists have used gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. In tests with mice, the genetically engineered stem cells remained for at least four months after transplantation.

UCSF Study Finds Racial Disparity in Prescriptions for Opioids at Emergency Rooms

UCSF Study Finds Racial Disparity in Prescriptions for Opioids at Emergency Rooms

Researchers examined data from more than 60 million pain-related emergency room visits between 2007 and 2011. They found that in cases where there was no definite outward sign of a pain-producing injury, Black patients were half as likely as White patients to be given prescriptions for opioids.

University of California Scientists Offer New Take on the Evolution of Skin Color

University of California Scientists Offer New Take on the Evolution of Skin Color

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, finds that darker skin is stronger than lighter skin and forms an important barrier against a host of environmental threats.

Black Heart Attack Patients Are More Likely to Be Diverted to Distant Emergency Rooms

Black Heart Attack Patients Are More Likely to Be Diverted to Distant Emergency Rooms

A new academic study finds that older African American patients who have heart emergencies are more likely than their White peers to have their ambulance diverted to a distant hospital due to overcrowding at the nearest hospital.

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Risk of Dementia

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Risk of Dementia

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and healthcare conglomerate Kaiser Permanente found that 38 percent of the Black population will likely develop dementia within 25 years after turning 65 years old.

Study Finds a Huge Diversity Shortfall in Biomedical Research

Study Finds a Huge Diversity Shortfall in Biomedical Research

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco find that there has been little change in the number of clinical research studies that include subjects from underrepresented minority groups or in the race of scientists being funded with federal research grants.

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.

Increasing the Number of African American Cancer Researchers

Increasing the Number of African American Cancer Researchers

The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research aims to encourage Black and other minority graduate students to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in research relating to cancer.

Talmadge King Jr. to Lead the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Talmadge King Jr. to Lead the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

For the past nine years, Dr. King has been chair of the department of medicine at the university. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 1997 after teaching at the University of Colorado.

Eugene Washington Named Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University

Eugene Washington Named Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University

Dr. Washington has been serving as dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, vice chancellor for health sciences, and CEO of the University of California, Los Angeles Health System. He will begin his duties at Duke on April 1.

Two African Americans Among the 70 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

Two African Americans Among the 70 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academies, has announced the selection of 70 new members. After an analysis of the list of the 70 new members by JBHE, it appears that only two are African Americans.

UMass Scholar to Conduct HIV-Prevention Research at the University of California, San Francisco

UMass Scholar to Conduct HIV-Prevention Research at the University of California, San Francisco

Louis F. Graham, an assistant professor of health education at the University of Massachusetts, will be spending the summer as a visiting professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

University Study Finds Donor Race Is Criticial in Liver Transplants for Patients With Hepatitis C

University Study Finds Donor Race Is Criticial in Liver Transplants for Patients With Hepatitis C

The researchers at Tulane University and the University of California at San Francisco found that African American transplant patients with hepatitis C who had a Black liver donor had a five-year survival rate significantly closer to patients of other ethnic groups.

University Study Finds Cuts to Food Stamps May End Up Costing the Taxpayers More

University Study Finds Cuts to Food Stamps May End Up Costing the Taxpayers More

Study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California at San Francisco finds that cuts to the Food Stamp program may end up producing even larger increases in healthcare costs that will have to be borne by taxpayers.

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are J. Renee Navarro at the University of California San Francisco, Delbert T. Foster at South Carolina State University, Eddie Washington Jr. at the University of Michigan, Danielle Wood at the University of Arkansas, Sandra Crewe at Howard University, and Joseph Youngblood II of Thomas Edison State College.

Two African-American Women in New Administrative Posts

Two African-American Women in New Administrative Posts

Monique Field and Jerolyn Chapman Navarro are serving in new positions.