UVA Joins Research Effort to Improve Lives of Black Girls and Women

The University of Virginia is among 25 institutions joining the newly created Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, announced Friday at a White House forum. The group will be dedicated to researching and advancing programs to help youth whose problems have only recently come into the public arena: girls and young women of color. “We’ve now identified a national problem: what’s happening to women and girls of color,” University of Virginia Vice Provost Maurie McInnis said.“UVA will be one of the initial signing institutions, having pledged well in excess of $1 million over the next five years devoted to research on women and girls of color. In fact, we already do an enormous amount in this area.”