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Stern Science Professors Awarded Over $1 Million in Grant Support

Drs. Margarita Vigodner, Chaya Rapp and Emil Prodan, all science professors at Stern College for Women, have been awarded major federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue cutting-edge research at Stern.

Collectively, they will bring more than $1.2 million in grant support to the college over the next three to five years.

Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, chair of the division of natural sciences and mathematics at YU, declared, “The accomplishments of these faculty members are particularly remarkable in these uncertain times when U.S. science agencies are targeted for budget cuts. By winning these awards, Professors Rapp, Vigodner and Prodan are helping other YU science faculty by raising YU’s name recognition with science agencies.”

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