Research scientist’s “one-of-a-kind” model of the heliosphere wins $824k NASA heliophysics grant

Dr. Federico Fraternale at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, has been awarded a $824,132 NASA heliophysics grant to develop new global models of the heliosphere that incorporate interstellar neutral atoms that can help reveal the properties of space beyond the farthest reaches of the Sun’s influence.

Hevolution Foundation: Transforming Healthspan Science with Unprecedented $400M Funding Surge

Hevolution Foundation, a global nonprofit organization that provides grants and early-stage investments to incentivize research and entrepreneurship in healthspan science, has committed over $400 million to healthspan sciences within the past 21 months, positioning the Foundation as the world’s largest philanthropic funder of geroscience.

FAU Researcher Receives Grant for ‘Somaesthetics of Atmosphere’ Project

The new project will explore a relatively recent topic in the humanities and arts that commands growing attention – “atmosphere.” “Somaesthetics of Atmosphere,” will investigate atmosphere as a transactional, transformational connecting force that works both outside and inside the individual’s body.

Research to Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that it has opened a new round of grant funding for high-impact vision research, including research related to glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, myopia, amblyopia, low vision and many more.

Greater Good Charities And GreaterGood.com Join Forces With WCS to Protect Argentina Land, Home to Vulnerable Species

Today, Greater Good Charities and GreaterGood.com announce they have awarded a grant to WCS in a dedicated two-part effort to protect more than 150,000 acres by donating it to the province of Mendoza in Argentina. This land, located in the Natural Protected Area La Payunia, is inhabited by endemic, endangered, and threatened species.

Binghamton University set to receive $5 million landmark gift to pursue AI research and development

Bloomberg L.P. co-founder and Binghamton University alumnus Tom Secunda ’76, MA ’79 today announced a landmark $5 million donation to Binghamton University to attract, recruit and retain tech talent, creating a pipeline for students to participate in the artificial intelligence economy of the future.

National Breast Cancer Foundation Gives Grant to Help Breast Care Center Patients at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

In addition to assisting with access to care, such as transportation and general needs like groceries, the grant will allow the Breast Care Center to screen for mental and emotional distress using tablets. Currently, patients participate in an online distress screening survey that prompts questions about financial and psychosocial stressors in a patient’s life.

$1.1M Grant Supports Research in Breast Cancer Survivorship among Black Women

Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD, researcher and cancer epidemiologist in the Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has received $1.1M from the American Cancer Society to support her research on the impact of lifestyle patterns, social determinants of health, and inflammatory mechanisms on breast cancer survivorship among Black women.

IU surgeon-scientist studying physiological effect of microorganisms in sinuses of chronic rhinosinusitis patients

An Indiana University School of Medicine surgeon-scientist is leading a multi-institutional grant investigating the role of the sinus microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis, an inflammatory disease that causes the lining of the sinuses to swell.

$25 Million Gift, Largest in UNC History, Accelerates Plans for College of Osteopathic Medicine

The University of Northern Colorado’s vision to meet the critical and growing demand for doctors across the state just received a major endorsement. The Weld Trust has committed $25 million earmarked for the university’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. It’s the largest single gift in the school’s history and a transformational investment that will support efforts to strengthen Colorado’s health care workforce and address the physician shortage.

Cancer researchers awarded $4.6 million to advance liquid biopsy test for early lung cancer detection

A team of investigators from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA School of Dentistry received a five-year $4.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop and improve liquid biopsy technologies for the early detection of lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the U.S.

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.