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$4.79 million NIH grant will address health disparities

Empowered by a 4-year, $4.79 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UNCG researchers can continue their mission to improve the health of underserved populations in the Triad and beyond.

The new grant, the TRIAD 2 Center for Health Disparities Research, will fund two large interventions. One intervention will focus on preventing risky behaviors in teen African-American girls by involving the girls’ mothers. The other will concentrate on diabetes management for Latino adults, and will include a family member.

Training and educational elements are an essential part of the project; UNCG students, nurses, teachers and others in the community will receive training and assist with Center activities.

Almost every school at UNCG will collaborate on Triad 2, including faculty from the Schools of Nursing, Education, Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

“Studies have shown that our community is in great need, “said Debra Wallace, project director and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing. “This project is one way to help our community.”

The new grant for the Triad 2 Center follows a $6.6 million grant in 2007.

Full story at UNCG News.

By Michelle Hines