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2012 EPA Research Progress Report

Collaborating on Health Disparities Research

EPA is a partner in the Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research Exit EPA Disclaimer, a coordinated, federal effort to target health improvement in populations disproportionately affected by disease, injury and/or disability. The collaboration pools scientific expertise and resources to advance the research needed to accelerate the elimination of health disparities in vulnerable populations.

Additionally, EPA is partnering with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Exit EPA Disclaimer, a division of the National Institutes of Health Exit EPA Disclaimer. This partnership supports health disparities research that takes into account the complex interaction of biological, social, and environmental factors that influence the health of certain populations. EPA and NIMHD recently funded 10 grant awards to support research initiatives and activities within NIMHD Centers of Excellence program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

Institution Project Titles Amount Awarded
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center New Mexico Center for Advancement of Research, Engagement, & Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES HD) - Environmental Health Core $792,750
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University Environmental Health Disparities Research Core $860,901
Georgia State University Center of Excellence: Environmental Health Disparities Core $724,523
University of Kansas Medical Center Central Plains Center for American Indian Health Disparities (CPC-AIHD) Revision $791,461
Columbia University Medical Center Environmental Health Disparities Research in NOCEMHD $850,638
The University of Texas at El Paso, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Revision Application to Support Environmental Health Disparities Research $752,795
University of Illinois at Chicago Improving Environmental Health Disparities: A Fundamental Cause Approach $817,064
Meharry Medical College, Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science, National Space Science and Technology Center, Tulane University of Louisiana, University of Maryland - Baltimore, University of Tennessee - Knoxville Environmental Context of Health Disparities $684,465
University of South Carolina at Columbia, University of Maryland Analysis and Action on the Environmental Determinants of Health and Health Disparities $669,258
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Drexel University, Jackson State University Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities – Environment Assessment Core $556,144
    Total: $7,499,999

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