HBCU Clark Atlanta University was given a $7.4 million cancer research grant.
Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta was awarded a $7.4 million renewal grant for the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD). The five-year grant, which was awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports cancer research infrastructure including technical research core laboratories and funding for the recruitment of researchers and for pilot studies.
“The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development is vitally important in establishing research collaborations with both academic and lay communities that are critical to the prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer and elimination of prostate cancer disparities,” said Dr. Shelia A. McClure, acting director, Office of Research Training and Capacity Building, Division of Scientific Programs, NIMHD, and a program official for the grant. “The center also serves as an important vehicle for training the next generation of investigators, particularly those from underrepresented groups.”