Secretary of Health & Human Services Tommy G. Thompson announced last week a $720,000 research grant to the UNM Prevention Research Center (UNM PRC) as part of the CDC's growing efforts to promote prevention research across a variety of areas.

"This award, the first of a five-year award granted to the UNM PRC, will help us fulfill our mission of addressing the health promotion and disease prevention needs of New Mexican communities through participatory, science-based, health promotion and disease prevention research," states Dr. Sally M. Davis, Principal Investigator and Director of the PRC.

"Research is a major component in our nation's comprehensive efforts to reduce heart disease, diabetes and obesity," Secretary Thompson said. "This grant to the University of New Mexico will build on our research efforts to help all Americans live healthier, longer lives."


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