Six new awards for the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was awarded six projects totaling $10,103,777 from the CDC Prevention Research Center program this week.


These projects include the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals and Nutrition Study Follow-up and Lab Analyses led by Charles van der Horst (Medicine); the Healthy Aging Network led by Mary Altpeter (Institute on Aging); the UNC Coordinating Center for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network led by Kurt Ribisl (Health Behavior and Health Education); the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina led by Cathy Melvin (Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research); Reducing CVD Risk among Women Accessing Reproductive Health Services led by Tom Keyserling (Medicine), and the Center for Excellence for Training and Research Translation led by Center director, Alice Ammerman (Nutrition) and Jennifer Leeman (Nursing).

These Special Interest Project grants are available only to Prevention Research Centers. The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was recently renewed for another 5-year cycle as a Prevention Research Center beginning September 30. The Center grant totaled approximately $4,000,000.

DateSeptember 11, 2009

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