$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has received $11.2 million grant in order to study link between cancer and obesity from the National Institutes of Health. Obesity levels have been rising all over the world and obesity has been linked to many chronic health issues. The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant will fund research on the issue for next five years, the University report informed.

COBRE grants also use this platform to develop promising early-stage investigators with enhanced skill sets in exciting new areas of cancer research and to enhance their success in competing for NIH grant support. The grant promotes collaborative, interactive efforts among researchers with complementary backgrounds, skills and expertise.

“In an effort to improve health care access and outcomes for my constituents, UK has long made a priority of undertaking important research specific to Kentucky and the Appalachian region," Senator McConnell said.

"As the University for Kentucky, we are uniquely positioned to conduct this level of sophisticated research thanks to the presence of a diverse array of biomedical researchers, clinicians and our leading academic medical center,” said University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.


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