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Morgan Professors Contribute to the Transportation Funding Debate

Dr. Michael Callow and Dr. Nathan K. Austin, professors at the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, recently presented their research findings on “Public Perspectives on Transportation & User Fees” at a seminar organized by the National Transportation Center at Morgan State University. The study surveyed 4300 Maryland residents from all counties. The main findings were that Maryland …

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Exploring the Experiences of Latino/a and Asian American Students at HBCUs

If you are a Latino/a, and Asian American college student, you may be eligible to participate in this study. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire, a one-hour individual interview and an optional 90-minute focus group that will ask questions about your college experiences at Morgan State University. All participants will receive a $25 …

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Editorial: Solving Bias in NIH Funding to African-American Researchers

As was disclosed recently, African American researchers are 10% less likely to be funded after applying for an NIH grant than White researchers. While this is not new to many of us, Dr. Donna Ginther and the team of researchers from the University of Kansas are to be congratulated for providing documentable information on the size of the problem. The …

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Morgan President’s Open Letter to NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D.

Dear Director Collins: I am writing concerning the recent study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applicants, which was conducted by Donna Ginther, et al, and published in the recent issue of Science.   As you are aware, that study highlighted the significant disparity in the success rates of African-American scientists who apply for NIH grants versus those of …

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Morgan Completes Year One of $3.1 Million NIH Neuroscience Research Grant

In a 30-year career researching highly specialized areas of neuroscience, Morgan State University biology professor Gloria Hoffman, Ph.D. has gained international acclaim as an expert and has broken new ground for the institution. Her recent efforts have positioned Morgan, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution (JHMI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to successfully finish year one of a five-year, …

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Morgan Welcomes NASA Researchers

Researchers from NASA’s Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research Studies and Investigations (GESTAR) unit visited Morgan last week for an introductory tour and campus reception. The scientists’ visit was the prelude to research of strategic Earth and space science objectives within MSU’s $28.5-million share of a $95.8-million, five-year grant from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. “You are joining us …

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