Pitt Gets Grant to Research, Improve Black Health


The University of Pittsburgh is getting a $4.8 million grant to create a research center to improve the health of the city’s black population.

The school’s Center for Minority Health director, Stephen Thomas, says the funding will help prevent disease and promote better health among Pittsburgh’s black population.

The center will be called the Research Center of Excellence in Minority Health Disparities.

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded the five-year grant.

Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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