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UArizona wins $2.4M grant to study effects of stress-related disease on Hispanics

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 11:18:41-04

The University of Arizona has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how stress impacts the health of Hispanic people living in high-poverty, rural communities.

The grant money will fund the Arizona Prevention Research Center, a group within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, to study both the health issues exacerbated by stress and the health advantages these lower-income communities have compared to the rest of the U.S. population.

The Arizona Prevention Research Center is one of 25 such university-based centers across the country that receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scott Carvajal, a co-director of the Arizona Prevention Research Center and lead investigator overseeing the initiative, said the research will seek to understand how members of these communities manage stress and how social networks encourage positive health outcomes by studying the Hispanic population in Yuma County.

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