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Northwestern Faculty Receives Funding from NICHD to Research Disparities in Uterine Fibroids

Dr. Erica Marsh, Institute for Public Health and Medicine-Center for Community Health, has been awarded a Community-Academic Partnership Conference Series R13 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The partnership seeks to eradicate the significant health disparities in uterine fibroids amongst African-American women and Latinas. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. The grant will facilitate a partnership with community organizations and stakeholders in the African American and Latino communities that will be empowered to creatively and organically study ways to address health disparities in uterine fibroids using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach. Learn more here: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9001067&icde=25536804&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=2&csb=default&cs=ASC