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September 25, 2013

Federal grant targets medically underserved

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

“We know that Oklahoma has serious issues with overall poor health ratings. We know we have poor health outcomes with common diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and arthritis; and we know that underserved populations are disproportionately affected by such chronic health conditions,” said Dr. M. Dewayne Andrews, senior vice president and provost of the OU Health Sciences Center and executive dean of the OU College of Medicine. “This grant allows us to make great strides in addressing all of those factors. But perhaps just as important, it provides a platform to enrich the experience and education of promising new clinical researchers.”

The grant provides $4.3 million in its first year and another $4 million per year for four subsequent years. Funding will be provided by grant No.U54GM104938 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

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