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Public Health Student Receives AHRQ Grant

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Kevon-Mark Jackman, a DrPH student, received a $40,884 R36 Dissertation Research Grant awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This one-year grant is to conduct a mixed-methods study exploring perceptions of electronic personal health records (PHRs) as a risk reduction discussion tool among emerging black adults. Beginning in April, we will be recruiting Morgan State University students ... Read More »

Morgan State Receives $100K Grant to Launch African Youth Leadership Training Initiative

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Morgan State University today announced a $100,000 grant from the White House Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in support of MSU’s Center for Global Studies and International Education (MSU-CGSIE). Morgan will host 25 students from Sub-Saharan African nations for a summer forum on public management, which will provide professional development in environmental justice, transportation, public health, housing, community ... Read More »

SCHP Launches ‘Get SMART’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

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The School of Community Health & Policy (SCHP) officially launched the Get SMART (students mobilized and re-tooled to transform) Project on Friday, December 6, 2013 in conjunction with their Open House. The GET SMART project aims to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and substance use among 18 -24 year old emerging adults on campus and within a one mile radius ... Read More »

Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

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Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin development of a method to produce biofuel from cyanobacteria in naturally available salt water. Dr. Sitther will lead a team of bioengineers ... Read More »

Morgan Partners with Iconic Author James Patterson to Enhance Teacher Education

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Morgan State University today announced a new partnership between its School of Education and Urban Studies and internationally acclaimed author James Patterson to enhance teacher education in Baltimore City and throughout the State of Maryland. Eight students majoring in teacher education have received a total of $48,000 in scholarship support from The Patterson Family Foundation, through the establishment of the MSU James Patterson Teacher Education ... Read More »

Morgan Receives $900K Federal Grant to Increase HIV/AIDS Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention

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According to recent Census data and assessment from the Centers for Disease Control, Baltimore City is one of the nation’s leaders in HIV incidence rate and estimated adults living with the virus. Dr. Lorece Edwards, an associate professor in the SCHP and principal investigator for the Get S.M.A.R.T. (Students Mobilized and Retooled to Transform) initiative, says the project will use a multi-tiered outreach ... Read More »

Morgan Announces $250K Grant from Knight Foundation for School of Global Journalism and Communication

Morgan State University President David Wilson yesterday announced the receipt of a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to establish an Urban Digital Journalism program in the university’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. The grant will enhance training technologies and resources to develop undergraduate journalists covering news and features stories in four Maryland municipalities; Baltimore ... Read More »

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Supports Retention at Morgan with $100K Grant

Morgan State University today announced a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in support of the university’s retention program through technology upgrades and improvements to its Integrated Planning and Advising Services. The grant will assist retention coordinators and advisors in the MSU Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) with counseling, coaching, risk assessment and academic intervention ... Read More »

Professor Mark Bundy Wins Offshore Wind Energy Grant

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Dr. Mark M. Bundy, director of environmental programs at the Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), has been awarded $184,947 for his study, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Wind Turbines on Offshore Marine Recreational Fishing Industry.” The goal of the project is to develop a bio-economic model for assessing the impact of wind farms on the ... Read More »

Departments of Theater Arts, Mathematics Partner for Unique HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

Morgan State University today announced a new partnership with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to foster HIV/AIDS awareness and education in Northeast Baltimore. The partnership, a branch of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP), will give MSU students interdisciplinary experience between the arts and mathematics in developing stage plays that educate viewers about the research and design ... Read More »