STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University has been awarded a three-year, nearly $1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The grant will fund the Minority Health International Research Training program within the College of Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing, which is the only program of its kind in the state, according to GSU.
The grant award totals $713,879.58 from the NCMHD with an additional $230,295.69 carryover amount.
The new program is designed to provide nursing students the opportunity to experience the research of various minority health care issues in the U.S. and abroad, and to boost minority representation in the health research profession, according to GSU.
Fourteen students from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky have been selected to participate in the summer 2011 program, which include 10 undergraduate students and four graduate students from nursing and public health disciplines.