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National HIV-Prevention Resource Center at UMKC

CDC awards $7 million grant to School of Nursing and Health Studies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies a $7 million grant — the largest in the school’s history — to establish it as a national HIV-prevention resource center.

About 50,000 new people become infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus annually in the U.S., according to the CDC. The grant of $1.4 million annually for five years will establish the National Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network Resource Center at the School of Nursing and Health Studies.

The center will create nine new jobs. Together with current staff, the new employees will work with more than 20 national and regional grant recipients to help the nation’s HIV prevention workforce to use best practices in planning, implementing and evaluating high-impact HIV prevention programs.

“This award, to serve as the national coordinating center for the CDC’s HIV prevention programs, demonstrates the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ public health expertise as well as UMKC’s commitment to lead in the life and health sciences,” said UMKC Chancellor Leo E. Morton. “Through this award, UMKC will have a national impact in the delivery of high-quality HIV prevention services.”

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Posted on Mar 19, 2014.

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