Since April of this year, NCCU has received nearly $9 million in funding to support STEM education, health disparities research and nursing education.
The Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) has received a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Exploratory Center of Excellence grant for $5.7 million. The funds will be used to study cardio-metabolic diseases that disproportionately affect African-Americans.
A $1.4 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) over four years will support Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and increase the number of students who are attracted to the sciences, retained and graduate competitively prepared for success.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has invested $100,000 in the Department of Nursing. NCCU will use the grant to help fund new technology to train nursing students and to underwrite research opportunities that will prepare them to address the chronic and acute health care needs of North Carolinians.
A grant of $1.5 million from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation for science and math student scholarships and program enhancements will assist NCCU in its efforts to increase the number of women and minority students who graduate with a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) degree and pursue STEM careers.