RCMI Center for Environmental Health Awarded $10.7 Million NIH Grant

August 20th, 2013 by divresearch

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Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou

Jackson State University’s Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The five-year grant will be used to enhance the center’s biomedical infrastructure to support research that addresses environmental and public health issues impacting vulnerable and underserved communities.

“The center has a long history of conducting innovative research in environmental health, and this award will allow the institution to continue to develop its biomedical research infrastructure, acquire state-of-the-art instrumentation, recruit talented investigators and research staff, provide professional development, and support our strategic plan in the critical area of research and scholarly engagement,” said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. More

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