HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $10.7 million grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and related conditions.
The five-year grant was awarded to Uma Sundaram, vice dean for research at Marshall’s School of Medicine and a board-certified gastroenterologist.
Sundaram will be the principal investigator and program director of the Appalachian Center for Cellular Transport in Obesity-Related Disorders at the medical school.
Sundaram said in a news release that many diseases which show up in West Virginia and central Appalachia are rooted in the region’s widespread obesity.
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