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NIH awards $6.1 million grant to GUMC to establish Center of Excellence for Health Disparities
Date:6/26/2012

WASHINGTON -- The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $6.1 million grant over the next five years to Georgetown University Medical Center to establish the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation's Capital (CEHD). The vision of the Center of Excellence is to eliminate or dramatically reduce health disparities with a particular focus on minority populations in Washington, D.C.

Part of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), the CEHD anchors a broader Georgetown University initiative that seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities by convening and leveraging the breadth of academic disciplines from across its campuses. Powered by this unified effort and Georgetown's commitment to social justice, the CEHD will expand and strengthen collaborations with other academic, government, nonprofit, faith-based and community partners to have maximum impact on disparities.

"The Center of Excellence requires a fully dedicated and engaged University community to achieve meaningful gains toward reducing health disparities," says Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine at GUMC. "One of the first goals is to build new, and strengthen existing, relationships between the scientific and lay communities so that we can expedite evidence-based ways of impacting health disparities -- particularly those affecting African Americans in the District."

The African American population is the largest minority population within the District of Columbia and is disproportionately affected by chronic diseases. As such, the CEHD will conduct critical health disparities research in breast cancer and stroke. Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of breast cancer deaths in the country, and stroke is the 4th leading cause of death.

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Contact: Karen Mallet
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Georgetown University Medical Center
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