Medical School Will Study Minorities’ Health

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Scientists at Loma Linda University Medical School have launched a center to study health disparities among minorities with an $8.3-million grant from the National Institutes of Health, officials said Wednesday.

The school is one of five academic institutions nationwide to receive funding for research on the higher incidence of diabetes, stroke and prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer in Latinos and African Americans.

The five-year grant will also help to train doctors, offer health education outreach and fund a summer science training program for minority high school and college students.