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Grants & Awards

California State University-Northridge’s National Center on Deafness has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve the academic achievement of deaf and hard of hearing high school and college students. The program, PEPNet-West, provides services to almost 860 schools in 16 states. The university has also received a $340,764 grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to participate in a five-institution consortium to train social workers in Los Angeles.

Miami Dade College (Fla.) has received a $168,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the science library skills of students. MDC and Coral Reef Senior High School will each send
a librarian and a science teacher to the National Agricultural Library in Washington, D.C., for specialized training.

Moraine Valley Community College (Ill.) has received a $126,000 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant to support a series of state cyberdefense competitions. The grant will allow students in MVCC’s Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance to compete in competitions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Savannah State University (Ga.) has received an $85,000 grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to continue the university’s substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention education program. The peer education program will also focus on hepatitis prevention this year.

Southwestern Law School (Calif.) has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to train Mexican lawyers and law school faculty in advocacy skills under the U.S.-Mexico Training, Internship, Exchanges and Scholarship program.

The Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University (N.C.) has received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help communities integrate former prison inmates back into society. The grant will provide technical assistance support to the center.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University (N.Y.) has received a $10 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a large-scale health study of 4,000 Hispanic Bronx residents. The study hopes to identify the prevalence and risk factors of several diseases among the Hispanic community. NHLBI has also awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant to the City College of New York’s Department of Biomedical Engineering to create a national model for minority biomedical engineering education. The grant will provide full tuition and summer research stipends for up to 20 minority undergraduates in biomedical engineering majors.

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