KU Medical Center wins $10 million in federal research grants
01/14/2014 5:43 PM
01/15/2014 12:21 AM
The University of Kansas Medical Center on Tuesday said it has received $10 million in federal research grants that will be used to study smoking cessation and chronic pain treatment and to build a network to share patient data among research centers.
The projects are funded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an independent nonprofit organization authorized by the Affordable Care Act that receives federal funding.
The funding is for three KU projects:
• $7 million to establish a network of nine medical centers that will collect data from electronic medical records to be used for research into breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
• $1.5 million for a clinical trial to evaluate four drugs used to treat pain of neuropathy, a disabling condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in arms and legs.
• $1.5 million for a study of the effectiveness of long-term nicotine replacement therapy for smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Alan Bavley, email@example.com
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