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FAMU scientists awarded grant to address cancer health equity in Black, Latino populations

Posted: 3:57 PM, Oct 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-29 12:18:34-04
FAMU scientists awarded grant to address cancer health equity in Black, Latino populations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected to receive a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to establish a center that will address cancer health equity in Black and Latino populations.  

FAMU will receive a five-year, $16 million partnership grant from NCI, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to establish a center that will address cancer health equity in Black and Latino populations, while also providing cancer research, education and training experiences.   

The grant is led by two FAMU scientists, Renee Reams, Ph.D., and Kinfe “Ken” Redda, Ph.D.  

The project is the first of its kind that allows parallel collaboration from multiple principal investigators from other universities, also known as a “Triad Partnership.” Institutions partnering with FAMU include the University of Florida and the University of Southern California.  

The grant will also support efforts for FAMU to provide research-training opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-stage investigators (ESI) and will promote their individual research and career development.