Morehouse, Tuskegee Part of $19 Million Grant Renewal to Study Cancer in African-Americans
[mpoverlay]The Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University are partners in a five-year, $19 million grant to research cancer in African-Americans. The two schools will join the University of Alabama-Birmingham for the public health research initiative.
The $19 million grant is a renewal grant for the research effort, which initially received funding in 2007.
Partnership activities include bench- and community-level cancer research focused on understanding the causes for cancer disparities, as well as education and training programs that encourage students to pursue biomedical sciences and link them with seasoned investigators within the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Birmingham Business Journal)[/mpoverlay]