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$2 million funding granted for medical research on SDOH

Five institutes have received a grant worth $2 million from American Heart Association (AHA) to conduct medical research. The study would revolve around the social determiners of health impact women’s health and causing hypertension that belong to underprivileged populations. Though this subject has been widely discussed, it does not include under-served populations such as LGBTQ, women, and other minorities. The research teams working on this will be funded with $225 thousand per year for two years. The recipients of the grant will also get $50,000 AWS credit for two years on the platform called AHA’s Precision Medicine Platform. This programme is a cardiovascular and stroke-focused workspace that will allow researchers to access diverse datasets and further scientific discovery.

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