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VCU Center on Health Disparities

P60 Research Overview

The National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities♠(NIMHD) VCU Center of Excellence was established in 2007 with a P60 Award. The mission of the Center is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. The Centerâ™s primary focus is on the examination of adverse pregnancy outcomes, with a focus in African-American women, and the development of interventions to prevent such outcomes. Three research projects led by VMC members are currently funded through the Center: 1) VCU NIMHD Comprehensive Center of Excellence (PI:Strauss), 2) The Virulome of Preterm Birth (PI: Jefferson) and 3) Racial Differences in Epigenetic Mechanisms of Preterm Birth (PI: York).

Center Principal Investigator: Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Principal Investigators: Kimberly K. Jefferson, Ph.D.; Timothy P. York, Ph.D.


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