Friday, July 8, 2016

Historic grant will benefit the long-term health of Arizonans

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Barbara McGuire (LD-8) released the following statement on the awarding of a $43.3 million peer-reviewed National Institutes of Health grant to the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program:

Sen. McGuire
"The health of Arizonans is vital, especially in rural areas where medical care can be hours away, which is why I championed UA/Banner's application for this NIH grant and am thrilled they received what is the largest NIH peer-reviewed grant in state history," said Sen. McGuire.

"The addition of Arizona to this critical research will also allow the inclusion of our Native American and Hispanic communities in order to provide a more diverse view of disease treatment and prevention. I am proud that the University of Arizona's world-class bioscience research is has been recognized and rewarded with this far-reaching grant."

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