Two in policy research

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) has been awarded $18 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement for continuation of its research on educational practice and policy. CPRE, part of the Graduate School of Education, analyzes the effectiveness of education policy, finance, governance and reform.

Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D., RN, Ralston House Professor in Gerontologic Nursing, was appointed to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research as of Feb. 1. The council, part of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Nursing Research, sets forth the nursing research agenda that NIH will fund for the next four or five years.

Genomics grant

Peter Davies, Ph.D., professor of pathology and director of the Instutite for Medicine and Engineering (IME) has been awarded a $1.02 million NASA-related genomics grant to research the role genes play in the inappropriate distribution of blood that afflicts astronauts when they return from prolonged space flight.

Originally published on March 1, 2001