American Society of Anesthesiologists and Pacira BioSciences, Inc. Announce New Grant to Advance Education and Enhance Patient Care

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX), today announced a new grant of $2.5 million, by Pacira to the ASA Charitable Foundation, to advance the medical specialty of anesthesiology and pain medicine; facilitate best-in-class clinician education; and improve patient care.

FAU Receives $1.3 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Outreach in Broward County

The three-year, $1.3 million grant from the Administration for Community Living’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative will support a groundbreaking project designed to advance health equity and improve quality of life for individuals living with or at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers.

FAU Receives $750,000 Philanthropic Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease

A $750,000 philanthropic grant from the Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation will help FAU develop partnerships and programs that will establish best practice for coordinated care and research for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

$8.7M to vector-borne disease center funds training, evaluation

To help respond to emerging and established vector-borne threats, the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD), led by Cornell, has received a five-year, $8.7 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train and educate current and future vector-borne disease professionals and to evaluate the effectiveness of community and regional prevention strategies.

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Receives Funding to Make Its Children’s Hospitals “No Hit Zones” and Work in the Community to End Domestic Violence

In establishing a “No Hit Zone” in its two children’s hospitals, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, the network is protecting the health of children by addressing the cycle of violence that often begins with domestic abuse.

UTHealth Houston awarded nearly $13M in grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury

Nearly $13 million in federal grant funds to study treatments for traumatic brain injury, which kills an average of 190 people and hospitalizes another 600 in the U.S. every day, has been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the Department of Defense’s Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

SLU Institute for Healing Justice and Equity Launches ‘Critical Futures’ Podcast

The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University has launched “Critical Futures,” a new podcast about imagining alternative futures. The first episode “Reimagining Community Partnerships” explores anti-racist health policies and structural racism in the health care system.

Rutgers is Part of NSF-funded Consortium to Advance Photonics Research and Workforce Development

Rutgers is part of a new federally funded regional collaboration to drive economic and technological advancements in photonics, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced. The consortium, which includes researchers from Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-New Brunswick, awarded a development grant from the NSF’s Regional Innovation Economic Engine consortium, led by Princeton University and co-led by Rowan University, with partners throughout New Jersey and neighboring states Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

Research to Prevent Blindness Announces New Sight-Saving Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) announces two new grants to support high-impact vision research. The new grants are the: RPB / Tom Wertheimer Career Development Award in Data Science and RPB / Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative Physician-Scientist Award.

FAU Gets $6 Million to Increase Mental Health Counselors in Florida Schools

A 2019 Florida Department of Health survey showed that 12.7 percent of Florida high schoolers had carried a weapon; 21.2 percent were involved in a physical altercation; and 11.3 percent and 14.9 percent were bullied electronically or on school property, respectively. In addition, 15.6 percent reported they had seriously considered attempting suicide. Alarmingly, results indicated a 50 percent increase in the suicide attempt rate for black females. These numbers demonstrate the need for timely, immediate prevention and intervention in mental health services for Florida youth.

$9.5M to fund cross-disciplinary chronic fatigue research

A Cornell multidisciplinary research center that studies chronic fatigue syndrome has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – funding that will enable experts from disparate fields to work together on the mysterious and debilitating condition.

WormAtlas expanding beyond C. elegans with support from NIH

The National Institutes of Health recently pledged $2.6 million towards the Center for C. elegans Anatomy, also known as WormAtlas. The center provides anatomical resources for researchers studying C. elegans, the tiny nematode worm that serves as a model organism for higher animals, including humans. Of the total award, $950,000 goes to co-principal investigator Nathan Schroeder of the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Research to Prevent Blindness Marks $400 Million in Funding to Advance Eye Disease Research

Research to Prevent Blindness announces a new round of awardees who are generating critical knowledge around a host of sight-threatening conditions. With this latest round of funding, RPB has provided more than $400 million in research funding.

Neiman Institute Now Accepting Grant Applications for Health Policy Research

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® (HPI) announced that its grants program is now accepting applications. Grants will fund research on current policy priorities in radiology that provide evidence to inform health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of healthcare resources, with the goal of improving patient care.

Pritzker Molecular Engineering professors David Awschalom and Liang Jiang awarded $1 million for development of South Korea-U.S. quantum center

The National Research Foundation of South Korea (NRF) has awarded two professors from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) $1 million to co-lead the creation of a South Korea-U.S. joint research center dedicated to quantum error correction. Prof. David Awschalom and Prof. Liang Jiang will serve as co-principal investigators for The Center for Quantum Error Correction, which seeks to improve the fidelity of networked quantum computing systems.

Pitt’s Center for Governance and Market Receives $2.4 Million Grant from John Templeton Foundation to Study How Societies Overcome Deep Differences

A team led by the Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will examine the way societies manage and overcome polarization and social cleavages with a $2.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

FAU Awarded $1 Million NIH Grant for Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the first Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science in the Southeastern United States – and one of only 10 sites across the nation.

Rensselaer To Advance Blockchain Tech With $360k Grant

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Oshani Seneviratne, director of health data research at the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), and Lirong Xia, associate professor of computer science, have been awarded $363,343 from the Algorand Foundation. The award is part of an $8 million grant to fund blockchain research through a project led by Vassilis Zikas, associate professor of computer science and security researcher at Purdue University.

With NSF and industry support, NYU WIRELESS aims to harness the THz spectrum for amazing possibilities

The terahertz (THz) realm of the radio spectrum presents tantalizing possibilities. NYU WIRELESS, an innovative academic research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a focus on 5G and beyond, is poised to lay the groundwork for that future, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation for a new THz Measurement Facility. The $3 million award from the 2022 NSF MRI Program will help NYU and its collaborators, the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Florida International University, pioneer basic measurements of devices, circuits, materials, and radio propagation channels at the highest reaches of the radio spectrum.

University of Pittsburgh Library System Receives $1 Million Dollar Grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for August Wilson Archive Outreach and Engagement

The University of Pittsburgh Library System has received a $1 million grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. The grant will support the preparation of the August Wilison Archive, the collected history of one of America’s greatest playwrights. The grant is the biggest in the history of the Library System.

$2.3 million NIH grant to fund research on ’smart’ knee replacements

A researcher at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a five-year, $2,326,521 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to further her research into smart knee replacements.

FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls in Older Adults

Every second, an older person in the U.S. falls and injures themselves, and every 20 minutes one of them dies from the fall. The Geriatric Emergency Department Fall Injury Prevention Project will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury. The tailored multicomponent intervention will identify effective fall prevention strategies that target limited resources to high-risk individuals who come to the emergency department to improve patient outcomes, improve safety, and reduce overall costs of health care.

NSF Tags FAU Researcher for Post-quantum Cryptography in NextG Networks

FAU’s Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., was among 34 investigators nationwide selected by the NSF for RINGS, which is short for Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems. His project is the only one working on taking post-quantum cryptography to next generation systems.

New $20 Million Grant Will Help Johns Hopkins Develop Technologies for Healthy Aging

Johns Hopkins has received a $20 million grant from the National Institute on Aging that will spur the development of artificial intelligence devices (AI) to improve the health of older adults and help them live independently for longer — a relatively untapped use of this technology.

Bowen Law School Receives $1 million from Walmart to Fund Court Observation Project

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law has received a $1 million grant from Walmart, Inc. The grant will fund a Court Observation Project through Bowen’s new Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform. The project will introduce a state-wide court observation initiative that will create and share a transparent body of reliable data and research about Arkansas’s criminal justice system that is otherwise unavailable in the state.