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Grants top $22 million in six months

Feb. 11, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University topped the $1 million mark in externally funded awards received during December, WMU trustees learned at their Feb. 4 meeting. The amount brings the total of grants received during this fiscal year-to nearly $22 million, with six months still remaining in the year.

Public service awards, which usually trail research grants, accounted for the biggest one-month total, coming in at $662,112. Nearly all of that amount was accounted for by a $633,014 grant to Dr. Carol Sundberg, director of the Center for Disability Services, from Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services to provide daily living, communication, behavior control and social-skill services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Research grants totaled $318,590 and were led by a new grant of $98,344 from Stryker Medical. The grant went to Drs. Larry Mallak and David Lyth, professors of industrial and manufacturing engineering, to develop and test appropriate audit instrumentation and conduct an organizational culture audit at Stryker.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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