JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The university says in a news release the money was given to JSU's Minority Institutions Center for Environmental Health.
The five-year grant will be used to support research on environmental and public health issues affecting vulnerable and underserved communities.
The grant will support research on environmentally-induced diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma.