UMass Boston Faculty Receive $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants

Office of Communications | July 28, 2014
Students get fit in UMass Boston's GoKids Lab.

Students get fit in UMass Boston's GoKids Lab.
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Money from UMass President’s Office to Support Obesity Prevention, Mindfulness, Older Adult Efforts

Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston have received a combined $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants from UMass President Robert Caret’s office.

The winning faculty and their projects are:

  1. Jan Mutchler and Bernard A. Steinman: “Mapping Community Assets to Improve Livability for Older Adults in Massachusetts” ($30,000)
  2. Ronald J. Iannotti: “Family Gym: A Novel Initiative to Prevent Obesity Among Families with Young Children” ($39,824)
  3. Stephanie Hartwell and Carl Fulwiler (UMass Medical School): “Developing a Culturally Appropriate Mindfulness Intervention for Inner-City Survivors of Violence Through Community Engagement” ($27,500)

Since 2007, the President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund has supported more than $2 million of projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences that bring new creative resources to Massachusetts communities.

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