NYU Receives Three Grants Relating to Africa

New York University received three grants to conduct research in Ghana and Kenya.

Olugbenga Ogedegbe

Olugbenga Ogedegbe of the NYU medical school received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to train cardiovascular researchers in Ghana.

The NYU College of Nursing received a four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for an HIV prevention program in Kenya. The principal investigator on the project is Ann Kurth, professor and director of Global Health Initiatives at the NYU College of Nursing.

The College of Nursing also received a five-year, $4,161,665 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the high rate of HIV infection among injection drug users in Kenya.

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