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Health Care January 2018

Partnership Provides Overdose-reversing Drug to 9 UW Higher Education Institutions

The overdose-reversing drug Narcan will be available for use by security officers at nine University of Wisconsin campuses. State Attorney General Brad Schimel was to announce a partnership with the pharmaceutical company Adapt Pharma Wednesday to supply a nasal spray version of Narcan. The campuses involved include Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout and Superior.

Financing December 2017

Ex-Kent State President, Husband Pledge $1M for Higher Education Scholarships

The former president of Kent State University and her husband have committed to donating $1 million to pay for arts scholarships after their deaths. Former president Carol Cartwright and G. Phillip Cartwright also have pledged to give $10,000 annually starting this year to Kent State's College of Arts to fund scholarships for under-represented students.

Financing December 2017

U of Missouri Endowment Tops $1B for the First Time in the Higher Education Institution’s History

The endowment of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia has topped $1 billion for the first time even as the campus struggles to recover from race-related protests and drops in enrollment. Since the protests in 2015, enrollment has dropped by almost 13 percent. The endowment shrank during the recession, but through new private gifts and stock market growth, it's increased by more than $400 million since the campus launched its latest fundraising campaign six years ago.

Health Care December 2017

WVU Researchers Receive $450K for Diabetes Management Program; Higher Education Faculty Members to Directly Participate in Program

West Virginia University says its researchers are getting $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study how lifestyle modification with support from health coaches helps people control their diabetes and high blood pressure. The team will develop a 12-week diabetes and hypertension self-management program in Morgantown and Charleston for adults with both Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Financing December 2017

Tennessee Higher Education Institution Gets $148k USDA Ginseng Project Grant

Middle Tennessee State University has landed a $148,000 federal grant for a ginseng experiment. According to a university news release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will help MTSU support planting up to 100 acres (40 hectares) of ginseng in Tennessee, depending on participation by growers. MTSU says this could add $4 million in farm profit annually once the harvest is normalized.

Hispanic Community November 2015 Premium

Julio Frenk Begins Tenure as First Hispanic President Of University Of Miami

The University of Miami has a new leader, which also happens to be the university’s first Hispanic president. Dr. Julio Frenk, previously the Dean of Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico's former Minister of Health, succeeded Donna E. Shalala who had led the University of Miami since 2001 and served under former President Bill Clinton as the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.