Events

Funding Increases in CDMRP FY19

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funds innovative bio-medical competitive awards and manages research programs in cancer, military relevant injuries and conditions, and specific disease programs for the benefit of all Americans. Recognized for our unique collaborations with scientists, clinicians, consumers, and the military, the CDMRP is a subordinate command of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel …

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McAllister & Quinn promotes Gerrity to Vice President

October 1, 2018 (Washington, DC) – McAllister & Quinn has promoted Dr. Jessica C. Gerrity to Vice President of the Higher Education Practice. In addition to overseeing several of the firm’s higher education clients, she will also help to develop and implement the practice’s strategic goals. Dr. Gerrity served as Managing Director for the firm prior to her promotion to …

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U.S. News Ranks Agnes Scott College No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Country

In the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges, Agnes Scott College ranks No. 1 in the country among national liberal arts colleges on the Most Innovative Schools list. The leadership at Agnes Scott attributes this recognition to SUMMIT, an innovative program that reinvents a liberal arts education for the 21st century by preparing every student to be an effective …

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McAllister & Quinn helps clients win highly competitive CDMRP and NIH awards

McAllister & Quinn has assisted clients in submitting successful grant proposals to the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both federal agencies focus heavily on healthcare research; however, the scope and relevance of the research differs between the two agencies. The NIH …

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McAllister & Quinn-led consortium helps authorize and appropriate funding for a new Department of Defense (DOD) grant program

McAllister & Quinn leverages relationships with Congress and federal agencies to secure funding for interdisciplinary topics. Among these efforts, McAllister & Quinn led a consortium of eight R1 and R2 universities to help authorize and appropriate funding for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP). MEEP, which addresses education and workforce development needs of the defense industrial base, will fund center-level …

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McAllister & Quinn facilitates several successful Federal Advisory Committee nominations in 2018

During the first half of 2018, McAllister & Quinn successfully helped place several faculty members onto Federal Advisory Committees (FACs). FACs were created following the enactment of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) in 1972. Their purpose is to create a formal dialogue between the federal government and its stakeholders. Hence, FAC members are active participants in conversations that will …

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Lewis University Wins $1M NSF Grant for Biology Transfer Student Program

Congratulations to Lewis University for winning a $961,000 National Science Foundation grant that will provide 28 scholarships over 5 years to support low-income students with demonstrated financial need and academic promise to succeed in STEM disciplines through the Biology Transitions program. The program will incorporate intensive mentoring, academic support, and undergraduate research opportunities to ensure that at least 80% of …

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Webster Awarded $2.7 million DoEd National Professional Development Program Grant

Congratulations to the Webster University School of Education Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program for winning a $2.7 million National Professional Development Program (NPD) grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. This is the largest grant that Webster University has ever received. This five-year grant will allow 120 St. Louis area public school …

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Rivier Wins $2.4 Million HRSA NEPQR Grant

Congratulations to Rivier University for winning a Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program grant from the Health and Human Services Administration (HHS). This federal grant is designed to expand primary care training for registered nurses. Shifts in treatment settings, escalations in substance use disorder and mental illness diagnoses, and the …

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Franklin Pierce Receives $233,000 from Davis Educational Foundation

Congratulations to Franklin Pierce University for winning a $233,800 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support the University’s Initiative for Digital Education for Accelerated Learning (IDEAL) program. The Foundation’s financial support will enable Franklin Pierce to augment the considerable momentum generated by the current strategic plan and transform undergraduate pedagogical practices through the enhancement of digital skills and literacy. …

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