NIH awards $11.6M to trio for precision medicine studies focused on racial health disparities

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $11.6 million grant to establish a new center to research racial and ethnic health disparities, specifically for African-Americans and Latinos. The grant went to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College. The center received one of three new awards from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Three projects will be funded as part of the center, one on cervical cancer, another on genetic risk cancer for asthma and preterm birth and a third for patient-specific obesity treatment for African-American and Latino men. More