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CMSV Awarded National Institute of Health Training Grant for Undergraduate Science Students
8/16/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y. – Dr. Janet Rollins, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, received National Institute of Health (NIH) training grant funding through her work with Brown University. Dr. Rollins and Mount students will collaborate on a research study based at Brown University, beginning September 2013.
Janet Rollins
Dr. Janet Rollins, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
at the College of Mount Saint Vincent

The study will focus on the impact of anticancer drugs on fertility and sperm development. Using fruit flies, Dr. Rollins and an elite group of student researchers will develop their own research theories. Next summer, one Mount student will attend Brown University to continue the same research, fully funded by Brown. The grant is provided for three years, offering this opportunity to three Mount students.

“People all over the country are becoming more aware of the College of Mount Saint Vincent,” says Dr. Rollins. “The research funding we are receiving trains quality students and gives them a sense of opportunity and empowerment.”

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

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