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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: “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap 2014-2025: Advancing the Biosciences and Improving Health Outcomes,” is now available along with its supplement, “Summary of Goals, Strategies, and Potential Actions.” An overview by Walter Plosila, Ph.D., Battelle senior advisor, is also available. The updated Roadmap provides a long-term strategy for Arizona to achieve bioscience success over the next decade.