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[Source: Jack Central] - The National Cancer Society awarded $8.9 million to researchers at NAU and UA looking into disparities in cancer rates among Native Americans compared to the general population.
The grant, which both schools won as part of a collaborative effort on the part of researchers here on campus and at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, focuses on three areas: training, research and outreach.
Laura Huenneke, the vice president for research at NAU, said the grant stands as one of the most important awards the university has ever received.
For more information: NAU, UA awarded cancer grant
Now available: “Action and Impact," a 2014 report on the grant programs and activities of the Flinn Foundation in Arizona biosciences, civic leadership, arts and culture, and the Flinn Scholars program.