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Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Boston College's City Connects initiative added to New Profit's K-12 portfolio
New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy fund that focuses on social entrepreneurship, has made a significant operating investment in City Connects, a student support initiative of Boston College's Lynch School of Education now in 87 schools in five states.
New Profit Inc

Contact: Ed Hayward
Boston College

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Lipidomics research on course for transformation with new funding
Our understanding of the role of lipids in the development of diseases such as heart disease and dementia is about to get a boost as a UK-led consortium receives a £1.3 million grant to host the world's largest curated lipid database and associated resources.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Julia Short
Cardiff University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Detecting melanoma early, without a biopsy
Colorado State University Professor Jesse Wilson has received a one-year, $30,000 grant from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to develop a new microscope that can distinguish between benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions, without the need for biopsy.
Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
$450,000 grant fuels IU-Navy effort to improve safety of military technology
An Indiana University expert in the high-tech field of computer vision will collaborate with US Navy engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in southern Indiana to improve the quality of microelectronic components used in critical military systems like communication and navigation.
Naval Engineering Education Consortium

Contact: Kevin Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Moffitt Cancer Center awarded $3.4 million grant to establish imaging biomarker validation center
Early detection is one of the most effective strategies to save lives from most cancers. As part of a new U01 grant awarded to Jae K. Lee, Ph.D., Robert Gillies, Ph.D., John Heine, Ph.D., and Matthew Schabath, Ph.D., the Moffitt Imaging Biomarker Validation Center will be established to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. Moffitt will also become a Clinical Validation Center for the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Chillura
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Moffitt Cancer Center awarded $3.2 million grant to study bone metastasis in prostate cancer
Moffitt researchers David Basanta, Ph.D., and Conor Lynch, Ph.D., have been awarded a U01 grant to investigate prostate cancer metastasis. Prostate cancer frequently spreads to the bone, and can cause painful bony lesion and increased mortality for patients. Their study will integrate molecular, cellular and clinical information into mathematical models to better understand key factors driving the disease to help target when metastasis may occur and identify new therapeutic targets for its prevention.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Chillura
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
NIH expands investment in HIV cure research
NIH has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure. The awards comprise the second iteration of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory: Towards an HIV-1 Cure program and are a part of President Barack Obama's pledge to invest in HIV cure research.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse,National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Judith Lavelle
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
NSF awards UTEP $1.9 million to prepare new generation in computer science
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Texas at El Paso $1.9 million to prepare more computer science professionals over the next five years. The funds will be used to address a 2012 report on undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The report cites 'uninspiring' introductory courses and an unwelcoming atmosphere from faculty as major factors contributing to attrition of STEM students.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lauren Macias-Cervantes
The University of Texas at El Paso

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
GW chosen to help lead national effort to find a cure for HIV/AIDS
Researchers from the George Washington University have received a $28 million, five-year Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to apply immunotherapy advances in order to create a novel HIV cure strategy.
National Institutes for Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
George Washington University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Remote-controlled implantable device delivers HIV prevention drug
A Houston Methodist research team received a nearly $4 million grant to test a transcutaneously refillable implant that administers pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs to subjects at risk of HIV-exposure.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Gale Smith
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
US Army part of team to win HIV Cure Research grant
The US Military HIV Research Program is part of a collaborative research team that was awarded funds from the NIH Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research initiative to develop an integrated approach to finding an HIV cure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Reilly
The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Scientists work to stop fat cells from becoming large, dysfunctional on a high-fat diet
A high-fat diet makes your fat cells larger, inflamed and dysfunctional, putting you at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Study to examine ethnic disparities in brain health using historic Kaiser Permanente data
A new five-year, $13 million Kaiser Permanente study will revisit physical exams undertaken from the 1960s through the 1980s to evaluate how risk factors in early and mid-life have affected brain health and dementia risk among a large, ethnically diverse cohort of seniors.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Heather Platisha
Kaiser Permanente

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive nearly $23 million over the next five years to continue research on their innovative 'kick and kill' strategy for eradicating HIV.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Morag MacLachlan
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Taking a carrot and stick approach to workplace safety
Dr. Jason Edwards, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety -- Queensland has been awarded a three-year Advance Queensland Early-Career Research Fellowship to develop life-saving strategies in workplace health and safety regulation.
Advance Queensland Early-Career Research Fellowship, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact: Sandra Hutchinson
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
HRSA grant to Wayne State to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education
Wayne State University recently received a $2.2 million, five-year grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project 'Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Maternal Child Health (MCH) Training Program,' or MI-LEND. The purpose of MI-LEND is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities in Michigan by training individuals from diverse disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and work across disciplines.
Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Wayne State awarded $1.9M NIH grant to identify memory networks in children
Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children. Researchers will investigate brain activity predictive of memory formation in children who undergo surgery as part of clinical management of medically uncontrolled epilepsy.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
NIFA announces $8.4 million in funding to address climate change impact on US agriculture
The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced the availability of $8.4 million in available funding to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
UChicago leads Simons Foundation collaboration to study the physics of glass
The international Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem aims to build upon recent theoretical advances to achieve a unified and general understanding of the glass transition.
Simons Foundation

Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Grant aims to expand inland Southern California's primary care workforce
The School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside has received a $2.3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help transform the local healthcare system. The school plans to accomplish this by embedding continuous quality improvement in inland Southern California primary care practices throughout the healthcare provider training spectrum. The school emphasizes primary care and improving the health of the community - both of which constitute the focus of the grant.
Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Rice wins interdisciplinary 'big data' grant
A National Science Foundation grant will support a research training group that combines the talents of Rice University statistics and computer science students to better handle 'big data' challenges.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Restoring Europe's river connectivity
The University of Southampton is part of a €6.2 million project to produce the first comprehensive map of river barriers across Europe and help to reconnect its rivers.
European Commission

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Students grasp abstract math concepts after they demonstrate them with arm motions
Emerging research into the mind-body partnership shows students who make relevant arm movements while learning can improve their knowledge and retention of math. Researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and University of Wisconsin-Madison are pairing geometry proofs with a video game in which students make movements with their arms for complex learning of abstract math concepts. The researchers have been awarded a four-year $1.39 million grant for their work from the US Department of Education.
US Department of Education's Institute of Educational Sciences

Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Tufts' diversity program gives undergraduates experience in key health issues
Seventeen college students from across the country are at Tufts University's Boston campus for 10 weeks to experience life in a lab. The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program provides research and career training to students typically under-represented in biomedical sciences.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
European H2020 grant to fight eye cancer for the next 5 years
UM Cure 2020 is a new European Consortium to foster research on metastatic uveal melanoma and identify new treatments for this serious disease. Under the coordination of Institut Curie in Paris, the Consortium involving 12 partners has received 6 million euros of funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to identify new therapeutic approaches to treat metastatic uveal melanoma in a five-year project.

Contact: Maria Joao Soares

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