NYS Department of Education awards grant to Warner School to educate Rochester teachers

The New York State Department of Education awarded the Warner School of Education a $749,985 grant to support the Clinically Rich Urban School Leadership Program. The grant will afford Rochester City School District teachers the chance for professional development and field experiences.

Teachers who participate in the program will have the opportunity to explore administrative roles and take courses at Warner, preparing them for future leadership positions in the Rochester City School District.

The grant covers 35 percent of teachers’ tuition costs. The Warner school covers an additional 20 percent.

The program is designed to help urban school districts across the country improve  student performance. The program involves a 27-credit-hour Advanced Certificate that allows K-12 teachers to earn an administrative certification while still holding a full-time teaching position.


HIV research at URMC funded by $900,000 grant

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded a three-year grant to Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational biology Dongwen Wang and Associate Professor  of Medicine Amneris Luque to continue cutting-edge research on HIV as well as circulate care guidelines based on evolving evidence amongst care providers for HIV-positive patients.

Wang and Luque have worked for the past seven years at the New York State Department of Health-sponsored HIV Clinical Education Initiative.

A main goal of their project is to inform health care providers of new treatment options and research via easy, Internet-based communication options.

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