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USC and CHLA win $24.5 million NIH grant to establish center aimed at improving Latino health across Southern California

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USC and CHLA win $24.5 million NIH grant to establish center aimed at improving Latino health across Southern California

$24.5M enough to fight obesity?

In this USC News article you'll learn about:
  • USC's Keck School of Medicine has won a $24.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will launch a center aimed at fighting obesity and related chronic diseases in Latino children and families.

  • Nearly 11 million Latinos live in Southern California, representing 45.2% of the population. A new center will focus on the causes and consequences of obesity, especially in Latino children.

  • Studies will utilize state-of-the-art methods for robust clinical assessments. Latinos are disproportionately affected by multiple chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and liver disease.

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