The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Friday morning that the University of Minnesota has been awarded a highly competitive $42 million biomedical research grant. The grant stretches five years and will help fund dozens of research ventures and training activities. 

“Projects we have funded have led to community forums tackling rural Minnesota heroin and opioid challenges, a rapid infection diagnostic tool, and even influencing policy changes … to improve health outcomes for incarcerated women and their families,” said Dr. Bruce Blazar, Department of Pediatrics, in an interview with the Star Tribune.

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