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Meharry receives $1.1 million grant to trace spread of Covid-19

Meharry Medical College recently announced it received a $1.1 million grant from the Truist Foundation. This grant will help develop a national model for Covid-19 contact tracing. The goal is to help limit the spread of the virus, particularly among minority populations who have been most impacted by Covid-19. The project aims to trace the

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FAMU Alumna’s research focuses on racial equity and justice issues for Black students, faculty at University of Florida 

Florida A&M University (FAMU) journalism graduate Yewande O. Addie is making issues of racial equity and justice in academia a key element of her research. Addie is a doctoral student at the University of Florida (UF) College of Journalism and Communications (CJC). Addie and CJC associate professor of journalism, Bernell Tripp, are recipients of the

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Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering aims to strengthen ties with HBCUs through Gradpath Collaborative

Recently, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering took a major step towards strengthening their connection with HBCUs. On March 25, their Gradpath event brought together faculty, senior leaders and administrators to kickoff the Gradpath Collaborative. Attendees exchanged ideas and strategies aimed at facilitating recruitment of underrepresented students into graduate programs. The initiative will also serve

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In the trenches together: U.S. Army builds relationship with HBCUs through collaboration

The creation of the United States Army’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force is a new collaboration between the United States Army and HBCUs. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, or ASA (ALT), in coordination with Army Futures Command, held a virtual event to introduce this collaboration.

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NASA employees, HBCU alumni attribute success to diversity

Hampton University alum, Ashley McQueen, a NASA Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) and special emphasis program manager for Native Americans, said Hampton offered rigorous academics and opportunities for professional development. McQueen uses the skills that she acquired from Hampton at NASA in her work advocating for Native American communities. Requirements such as

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U.S. Department of Defense launches new Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center at Tuskegee

Launched by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) will be a new addition to Alabama’s Tuskegee University. The center will support two-year research projects in fatigue damage tolerance, experimental aerodynamics and the performance of materials and components under extreme environmental conditions, according to a recent announcement by

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Telling their stories: Black Lives in the Diaspora

Howard University has teamed up with Columbia College to publish a new scholarly book series related to the field of Black Studies, called ‚ÄúBlack Lives in the Diaspora: Past/Present/Future.‚ÄĚ According to Howard University, this collaboration is the first of its kind, and it ‚Äúrepresents the first step in a larger partnership between the two universities

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Cultivating new opportunities: Morehouse School of Medicine partners with Trulieve Cannabis Corp.

Florida-based cannabis company, Trulieve Cannabis Corp, has teamed up with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) for a medical cannabis research study and education initiative. The cannabis company signed a research, education and development agreement with MSM. They will assist MSM with their cannabis-related research operations, as well as offer educational courses. This agreement includes the

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Meharry Medical College aids in Novavax vaccine trials

The Novavax vaccine continues to go through Phase III of trials, which are being conducted at Nashville’s Meharry Medical College (MMC), one of the four medical HBCUs. Those who are a part of minority populations and who are considered high risk are being given preference for this trial. This vaccine has been shown to protect

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US lawmakers want more research on coronavirus pandemic’s mental health toll

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN US lawmakers are calling for research into the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on mental health. Democratic senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Tim Kaine of Virginia exclusively told CNN that they plan to introduce the Covid-19 Mental Health Research Act on Tuesday afternoon. The legislation would direct $100 million annually for five

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