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NIH Establishes New Research Program to Address Health Disparities of Chronic Diseases; C.S. Mott Endowed Professor Debra Furr-Holden to Lead Flint Center

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, is launching the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCC) for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention program. The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, led by Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, joins Washington State University as the first of two centers announced. The TCC will focus their research efforts on development, implementation, and dissemination of community-based, multilevel interventions to combat chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The centers will share approximately $20 million in funding over five years, pending available funds.

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Afternoon of Community Service

Students from the 2016 entering class of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine participated in the college’s annual Afternoon of Community Service on August 24. The 183 first-year medical students divided into teams and visited organizations in Lansing and Grand Rapids to help with such tasks as outdoor maintenance, preparing meals, sorting donations and other various projects.

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