UMKC receives $7 million federal grant

03/17/2014 1:59 PM

03/17/2014 3:35 PM

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced Monday that it has received a $7 million federal grant to establish it as a national HIV-prevention resource center.

The five-year grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used by UMKC’s School of Nursing and Health Studies to help national and regional HIV prevention programs work more effectively. It is the largest grant in the nursing school’s history.

The UMKC center will create nine jobs and also use existing university staff. UMKC already has experience coordinating national programs in behavioral health and family planning. The university’s psychology department has received national recognition for its HIV-prevention work in African-American churches.

Alan Bavley, abavley@kcstar.com

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