CDC Grant Awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute and its UCEDD/LEND Partners

December 6, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, has awarded Kennedy Krieger Institute two grants totaling $4.49 million to continue training federally defined underrepresented racial and ethnic undergraduate and graduate students in the public health and biomedical sciences fields for the next five years.  Kennedy Krieger will partner with the Center for Disabilities Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota(USD) and University of Southern California (USC) UCEDD/CA-LEND at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)/California State University Los Angeles Minority Partnership Project (CSULA)  and historically black colleges and universities to recruit up to 50 undergraduate students for a valuable summer experience in public health.  Students will participate in a one-week orientation at Kennedy Krieger focused on urban health and health disparities, along with a one-week public health course at the CDC, and eight weeks in clinical, leadership or research experiences with faculty at Kennedy Krieger, University of South Dakota, or the USC UCEDD and selected academic departments of CHLA, USC, and CSULA. (more)