Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American


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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. Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $2 million grant from the Movember-Prostate Cancer Foundation to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward finding cures for prostate cancer. The project, “MET-PAAM: Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Progression in Metastatic Prostate Cancer among Men of African Ancestry,” will map the landscape of genomic alterations in African American prostate cancers, which will enable the development of new precision medicine approaches. The project is under the direction of Clayton Yates, professor of biology and director of the Center for Biomedical Research at Tuskegee University. Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant money will be used to establish a Center of Excellence for research on affordable housing and economic developments intended to benefit low-income communities in urban areas. Wayne State University in Detroit has been awarded $3,590,488 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a project titled “Stress and...