The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently awarded Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Science Tracy Rosebrock with its 2022-2023 Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science, totaling $26,600. 

Though others in the Stonehill community have benefitted from AAUW awards in the past, Rosebrock is the first faculty member to receive this particular grant. These funds will enable her to further the work she is doing to understand human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a leading cause of birth defects in the United States. 

Tracy Rosebrock
Professor Tracy Rosebrock

“Thanks to this grant from AAUW, I’m able to leap forward in my ability to provide student research experiences and my professional goal of reducing congenital HCMV infections,” Rosebrock said. 

AAUW is a global leader in graduate women’s education. For the 2022-2023 academic year, AAUW is awarding $6 million through seven fellowships and grants programs to more than 320 scholars, research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. 

“We are thrilled to be able to increase our support to so many deserving women. Our fellows and grantees have changed the face of leadership nationally and globally for over a century, and we know that this year’s awardees will continue to make significant contributions to their fields and society,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW’s Chief Executive Officer.