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UTHealth CHPPR Receives Over $8 million from CPRIT and NIMHD for Cancer Prevention and Minority Health Disparities Programs

By Dr. Maria E. Fernandez, Director, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Published: August 30, 2018

The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research (CHPPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health was awarded several grants on Aug. 24 from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

CPRIT distributed 64 new research, product development, and prevention grants totaling more than $177 million (see the press release here: CPRIT Surpasses $2 Billion Milestone with 64 New Grants), and awarded CHPPR the following:

Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations Award

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP): Expanding a Successful Clinic-based Multicomponent HPV Vaccination Program to the San Antonio Area (Sally W. Vernon, Lara S. Savas, and Ross Shegog) – $1,598,468

Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services Awards

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
HPV Vaccination in a Pediatric Minority-Based Community Oncology Network (Allison Grimes and Aubree Shay) – $1,010,690

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Liver Cancer Prevention among those with Experiences of Homelessness (Vanessa R. Schick) – $1,159,751

Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening Award

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Increasing Access to Smoking Cessation and Smoke Free Home Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women in Northeast Texas (Janice A. Blalock with Patricia Dolan Mullen as Co-Project Director; Evaluation subcontract: Mullen with Lara S. Savas) – $1,346,919

In addition, on Aug. 29 the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded CHPPR the following Research Project Grant (R01):

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
VALES+Tú: Targeting Psychosocial Stressors to Reduce Latino Day Laborers Injury Disparities (Maria Eugenia Fernandez-Esquer) – $3,322,567

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