College of Public Service Receives Award to Study Health Disparities in Minority Men

August 20th, 2013 by divresearch


Dr. Olugbemiga Ekundayo

The Jackson State University College of Public Service, School of Health Sciences was awarded a $700,000 grant from Hampton University as part of an initiative to combat and reduce selective health disparities in minority men. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded $13.5 million to Hampton University to lead the project.

Dr. Olugbemiga Ekundayo, associate professor of  epidemiology and biostatistics, is the Principal Investigator for JSU’s grant. The JSU’s study project will use the Jackson Heart Study template to study cardiovascular disease among rural African-American men .

Hampton University invited several other HBCUs to partner in the implementation and advancement of innovative transdisciplinary research to effectively reduce health disparities in minority men.  The universities involved are Jackson State University, Clark Atlanta, Howard University, North Carolina A&T and St. Augustine.

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