Dr. David Jolly, chair of the Department of Public Health Education, received a $8,400 grant from the United Way of the Greater Triangle to implement the “Heart Healthy Lay Community Health Worker Project.” The project will provide training and ongoing support to eight lay community health workers. Participants will be recruited from residents of the Durham Housing Authority.
Dr. David Kroll, chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences in BRITE, has received a grant of $232,126 from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the NCCU RISE program. The program goal is to increase the number of students majoring in biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and psychology that attain doctoral degrees and proceed to postdoctoral research training.
Dr. Kizhanipuram Vinodgopal, chair of the Chemistry Department, has received a grant of $4,414 from Purdue University to develop an advanced electric drive vehicle education program. The program will develop a modular curriculum for electrochemical systems to be used in both undergraduate and high school chemistry curriculum and delivered in a distance education platform.