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Grants And Gifts – Feb 4, 2010 Issue

The CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND professors Dr. Maria Knikou and Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed received grants totaling $1.7 MILLION for spinal cord injury research from the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center for Spinal Injury Research Board. Knikou was awarded $1.4 million for research on the neural mechanisms underlying locomotor recovery. Ahmed received $300,000 for research on the effects of combined magnetic stimulation and acrobatic exercises on an animal model of a spinal cord injury

The George Foundation donated $203,468 to the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM AT SUGAR LAND to add new equipment to its Methodist Hospital Sugar Land Nursing Simulation Center. The grant will allow the center to house the most advanced human simulators available to educate nurses

Chrysler Group LLC has awarded Dr. Chris Mi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN, $3.1 MILLION for his proposed, β€œRam Pickup Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development and Demonstration Project.” The award will help Mi’s research on the project, which includes the development of a state-of-theart power electronics laboratory for a plugin hybrid electric vehicle power converter

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI received a $100,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation to purchase a mobile GO Center. Through the addition of a mobile GO Center to its existing GO Centers program, the Title V Department at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi can create a collegegoing culture in the participating school districts and engage the parent community in higher education planning for the students


Alumnus Gregg Wadley and his wife, Dr. Betsy Brackett, donated $1 MILLION to the school to establish the Cappitola β€œCappi” Wadley Center for Reading and Technology

The center will provide a reading clinic where students can overcome reading defi – ciencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $899,931 grant to the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA-CAL STATE LONG BEACH CENTER FOR LATINO COMMUNITY HEALTH, EVALUATION AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING for its Youth Empowerment for Success! (YES!) Si Se Puede project aimed at improving the health and academic achievement of Latino middle school youth

SEND GRANTS SUBMISSIONS TO: Fax: (703) 385-1839 E-mail: [email protected] Write β€˜grants’ in the subject line.

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