Simulations Plus Teams Up with the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis to Secure New Grant Award from the U.S. FDA


Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, today announced that, through a joint proposal with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, it has been awarded a new funded cooperative agreement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish novel in vitro/in silico models for the oral cavity route of administration in GastroPlus® to accelerate pharmaceutical research and regulatory assessment of innovative and generic drug products delivered intraorally.


For this award, researchers at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis will generate data for marketed buccal and sublingual products using both standard in vitro systems and the innovative Dynamic In Vitro Dissolution and Absorption Model (DIVDAM) designed in their labs. The team at Simulations Plus will apply these

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Tomball Regional Health Foundation continues supporting community with recent grant to Lone Star College

Lone Star College announced, Oct. 6, that the Tomball Regional Health Foundation awarded the Lone Star College Foundation grants worth $244,696 to help Lone Star College-Tomball’s nursing and lifePATH programs.

LSC-Tomball president Lee Ann Nutt said the college has a longstanding relationship with the Tomball Regional Health Foundation.

“They have been supportive of our programs and our college for many years, we have a great track record with them. …That’s allowed us to maintain this relationship of trust and support,” Nutt said. “Because of that relationship, trust and respect between us, we’ve been able to partner together quite a bit, I’m very grateful for that.”

The grant is technically one award but was split into two different parts, according to Nutt, with $244,696 going toward funding for additional lifePATH staffing and $101,839 helping provide more

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Grant From PSEG Foundation to Help Protect and Support Community

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www.tgfymca.org (The Gateway Family YMCA )

The Gateway Family YMCA was awarded a $2,500 grant from the PSEG Foundation to assist the YMCA’s Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs in purchasing cleaning supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

“The Gateway Family YMCA has served the local community since 1900, and during this global pandemic, there has been an increased need for essential housing and social services,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO. “As a charity, having community partners allows us to continue to impact those we serve. We thank the PSEG Foundation for their support of our housing and social services programs during this critical health crisis.”

“The PSEG Foundation aims to help build thriving communities, which is why we are honored to support The Gateway Family YMCA and their efforts to provide services for

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Beverly Public Library Earns Holistic Wellness Learning Grant

BEVERLY, MA — Beverly Public Library will use a $7,500 grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to fund a program supporting holistic wellness and learning.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded the grant under the federal Health & Wellness Library Services and Technology Act. Beverly’s Holistic Wellness For All program will provide holistic health education, tools and wellness opportunities to those who need them most.

“I am super excited to get this project rolling,” said Lisa Ryan, Head of Reference and project coordinator, “especially during these times of COVID-19 when mental health and self-care is so important.”

Beverly Library Director Allison Babin added: “We look forward to expanding the ways we serve our community through this timely endeavor.”

The commissioners developed this direct grant program using federal funding to help libraries meet local community needs.

“We are thankful for this grant award from the Massachusetts Board of

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$2 million DOE grant awarded in Appalachian Ohio school districts

Céilí Doyle
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

Over the next five years, 110 mental-health specialists will be embedded into school districts across seven Appalachian Ohio counties, thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Ohio Department of Education applied for the highly competitive grant — only five states received one — and decided to focus on eastern and southeastern school districts after watching COVID-19 exacerbate children’s behavioral issues in the Appalachian region.

“We recognized there was a particular need in Appalachia,” Ohio schools superintendent Paola DeMaria said. “If a child is not in an emotional/social position to benefit from academic learning, then there’s a problem.”

And those problems— the recent pandemic-related stress and anxiety as well as generational poverty and a sense of fatalism — are well-documented in Appalachian children, school psychologist Dr. Mike Fuller explained.

But Fuller, director of Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, said

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TAMIU gets $1.1M Community Mental Health Grant

Texas A&M International University is one of 53 statewide entities receiving a grant as part of $45 million in funds awarded through Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects.

TAMIU’s award is $1,164,910 and one of two grants to Texas A&M University System campuses. The other, for $500,000, was awarded to Texas A&M University, College Station. TAMIU’s grant is a collaboration between its Student Counseling Services offices, Border Region Behavioral Health Center, and Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN).

All grants were competitive and established by House Bill 13, 85th Legislature, which directed HHSC to establish a state-funded grant program to support communities providing and coordinating mental health treatment and services with transition or supportive services for persons experiencing mental illness. Grant awardees are required to match a portion of the state’s grant award to demonstrate their

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UB researchers receive grant to help pharmacies build community health worker programs

University at Buffalo researchers have received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to help add community health workers to pharmacies to better connect patients to critical services and lower health care costs.

Community health workers are public health workers that serve as liaisons between health care services and the public. Not typically utilized in pharmacies, these frontline workers have the potential to improve patient care through community outreach and education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

Through the grant, investigators will develop a toolkit and payment model that guides pharmacies through embedding a community health worker program into practices, as well as analyze each program’s impact.

The research – a collaboration between the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN) USA, L&S Pharmacy in Charleston, Missouri, and Four Corners Pharmacy in Delmar, New York

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UB awarded grant to help pharmacies build community health worker programs

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to help add community health workers to pharmacies to better connect patients to critical services and lower health care costs.

Community health workers are public health workers that serve as liaisons between health care services and the public. Not typically utilized in pharmacies, these frontline workers have the potential to improve patient care through community outreach and education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

Through the grant, investigators will develop a toolkit and payment model that guides pharmacies through embedding a community health worker program into practices, as well as analyze each program’s impact.

The research – a collaboration between the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN) USA, L&S Pharmacy in Charleston, Missouri, and Four Corners Pharmacy in Delmar, New York – is led by UB

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County Awards NCC Grant To Expand Health Care Training

GARDEN CITY, NY — Nassau Community College’s Center for Workforce Development was recently awarded $202,000 from the county as part of Community Development Block Grants.

The money will be used to expand the school’s employment training program in the health care industry, which is the largest employer on Long Island.

“Over the past few months we have seen how fortunate we are to have access to quality health care performed by dedicated, hardworking medical professionals. We need to continue to attract people to this growing industry and offer opportunities to all who are passionate about the field,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “To help achieve this, we are awarding Community Development Block Grant Funding to Nassau Community College as an effort to open the doors of this industry to more students. Through scholarships and workforce training programs, we are expanding access to this economically resilient industry and offering a

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EPA Announces a $657,840 Community-Scale Air Toxics Monitoring Grant to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Region 10

09/28/2020

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will receive a $657,840 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to help identify air toxics trends for the Puget Sound region by monitoring diesel particulate, wood smoke, ethylene oxide, and other hazardous air pollutants. Nationally, EPA announced the selection of 11 air toxics monitoring projects to receive $5 million in funding under the agency’s Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring grants program. These grants will help monitor and provide important information to communities on air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants.

The EPA is providing a grant of $657,840 to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to study local levels of air toxics. PSCAA aims to characterize the emissions and health impacts of diesel particulate, wood smoke, ethylene oxide, and other hazardous air pollutants by making measurements at multiple locations over the course of a year. The areas of

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