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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Board Approves $2.8 Million for Research Grants
Date:11/18/2007

Board appointments also made

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At its Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, the Board of Directors of ClearWay Minnesota approved 11 grants for new research on topics ranging from the Freedom to Breathe Act's impact on young adults to interventions that reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure among Chicano Latino youth and African immigrants. ClearWay Minnesota will award more than $2.8 million to Minnesota researchers through these grants, which bring ClearWay Minnesota's total expenditures on competitive research grants to more than $14.5 million since 1998.

"These new grant awards show our continuing commitment to innovative research that shapes our work to reduce tobacco's harm," said David Willoughby, ClearWay Minnesota's Chief Executive Officer. "This significant investment in research will pay healthy dividends for Minnesotans well into the future."

Eleven research grants, totaling $2,828,060, were awarded to:

-- The University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration with

Hennepin Family Care East Lake Clinic, to develop a tobacco

intervention for Chicano Latino youth by engaging parents ($89,776);

-- Wilder Research, in collaboration with the Minnesota African Women's

Association, to assess African immigrant women's and girls' exposure

to secondhand smoke by male relatives, and to raise awareness about

tobacco-related risks ($126,440);

-- The University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration with La

Creche, for a study on secondhand smoke exposure among lower income,

inner-city, African American parents of young children ($126,863);

-- The University of Minnesota School of Public Health, in collaboration

with Carver County Public Health, to develop and pilot-test a smoking

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