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NSF Funds STEM Scholarship at St. John Fisher College Students work in a science lab.

11/09/2018 - The National Science Foundation awarded St. John Fisher College nearly $650,000 to launch a scholarship program for students who are interested in biology or chemistry and who have a demonstrated financial need. Fisher was one of nearly 80 institutions to receive the funding, selected from a national pool of more than 500 applicants.

St. John Fisher College Receives Grant for New Student Housing Project A rendering of the exterior of the Upper Quad Residence Hall.

07/10/2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that St. John Fisher College will receive $145,000 through the Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant program. The funds will be used to furnish and equip the Upper Quad Residence Hall, a new living space expected to open in fall 2019.

Pharmacists to Create ASL Videos for Diabetes Education Dr. Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar and Dr. Elizabeth Sutton Burke

06/01/2018 - As a population, studies show that individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are nearly seven times more likely to lack basic health information compared to the hearing population, leading to increased risk for illnesses including diabetes. One reason for the knowledge gap? A scarcity of resources and material in American Sign Language (ASL). That’s a problem two faculty members at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College are working to change.

Grant Expands Nursing Students’ Efforts to Teach Asthma Education to RCSD Students Logo for the American Lung Association's Open Airways for Schools Program.

05/10/2018 - Approximately 20 percent of students who attend the Rochester City School District (RCSD) have been diagnosed with asthma. Now, thanks to a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College will have a greater opportunity to help those students manage their disease through an expansion of the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Open Airways for Schools educational program.

Advocacy Day Takes Pharmacy Students to Albany More than 80 pharmacy students, joined by three post-graduate students, four professors, and five members of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester spent the day meeting with Assembly Members and Senators, providing advocacy aimed at advancing public health.

04/26/2018 - On Tuesday, April 17, members of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy traveled to the state capital to participate in the annual Pharmacy Advocacy Day.

Pharmacy Faculty Selected for Prestigious Research Grant Lipika Chablani

03/01/2018 - Dr. Lipika Chablani, an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, was selected for the New Investigator Award, given by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Grant Supports Development of Green Energy Curriculum Renuka Manchanayakage

02/01/2018 - Next fall, Rochester-area middle school students will have the chance to convert waste into biodiesel, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Renuka Manchanayakage, assistant professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College.

Mentoring Program Receives $86,000 Grant from First Niagara Foundation in Partnership with KeyBank Fisher undergraduates work with students at World of Inquiry School No. 58.

11/30/2017 - Dr. Kathy Broikou and Dr. Joellen Maples, two faculty members from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher College, recently received a $86,202 grant from First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank to fund the continuation of a mentoring partnership between the College and World of Inquiry School No. 58.

$1.9M Grant Supports Integrated Health Care Training Program at Wegmans School of Nursing Wegmans School of Nursing

10/31/2017 - The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing will enhance its existing programs for mental health counselors and psychiatric nurse practitioners to include an emphasis upon strategies for delivering integrated behavioral and physical health care, especially to underserved and vulnerable populations.

Year-long Forums Support Charter School Leadership Dr. Rick DeJesus-Rueff moderates a panel discussion about charter school leadership issues.

08/07/2017 - Faculty and administrators in the Executive Leadership program, housed in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher College, implemented an initiative this year to support leadership in Rochester charter schools. Charter school leaders have been meeting regularly to share ideas and information, thanks to a grant sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and the ESL Charitable Foundation.

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