Press Release: Pine Manor Awarded National Institutes of Health Planning Grant
PRESS RELEASE: CHESTNUT HILL, MA (September 30, 2013) — On September 25, 2013, Pine Manor College was awarded a planning grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This grant will support planning activities of the biology program as it prepares to submit a larger grant application in spring of 2014. A comprehensive application will be submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will be aligned with its BUILD program (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity), which seeks to enhance the NIH/STEM workforce.
By preparing a BUILD application, Pine Manor College seeks to enhance its ability to prepare undergraduate science majors for careers in biomedical research.
This planning grant is the fruit of a strategic effort by Pine Manor College to deepen its commitment to science education and to strengthen its pathways for professional opportunities. The planning grant also reflects a strong working relationship with the scientists and educators at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Science of Tufts University and with Science Club for Girls, a nonprofit organization in Boston whose mission is to “increase the self-confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of K-12th grade girls”. SCFG engages over a thousand girls a year in eastern Massachusetts.
ABOUT PINE MANOR
Pine Manor is a small, private four-year liberal arts college. Its historic campus, situated on 43 wooded acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, MA, is only a few miles outside of Boston. For over 100 years Pine Manor has provided a highly student-focused education and tailored mentoring grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition. The College offers strong programs in Biology, Early Childhood Education, Management and Organizational Change, Psychology and the Visual Arts. Pine Manor also offers a Master’s degree opportunity via its low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. This program welcomes guest lecturers including Dennis Lehane, Mira Bartok and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Stephen Dunn.
If you would like more information about Pine Manor’s Biology offerings, please contact the biology program coordinator, Colleen Krieser, Ph.D., Biology Department, Pine Manor College, CKrieser@pmc.edu, 617-731-7047
Pine Manor College is accepting applications for enrollment for 2014 spring and fall semesters. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.pmc.edu/apply
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