NCCU Earns $5.7 Million Grant to Research, Raise Awareness of Heart Disease, Diabetes Prevention
North Carolina Central University today announced the renewal of its five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for its Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute. The grant will fund research and awareness building campaigns in minority communities for prevention of heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
“For the renewal of this grant, we targeted diseases that profoundly impact minority communities,” BBRI director Kimbro said. “With an investment of approximately $5 million over five years, the National Institutes of Health and the scientific community have given a strong statement of support and confidence in our research.”
Pointer emphasized the translational aspect of the projects — finding ways to use the research to directly improve health outcomes. “We really wanted to combine expertise from the various disciplines to make sure that our research conclusions can be directly applied in North Carolina communities,” she said. “This ‘bench-to-curbside’ philosophy is at the heart of CTHER.”