Grant Award will help Eligible Latinos Access Vital Services

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Mario De La Rosa

Dr. Mario De La Rosa, Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Substance Use and AIDS Research on Latinos in the United States  (C-SALUD)  received $5.76 million in funding over a five year period beginning July 1, 2012 to expand the activities of his C-SALUD program.  The expansion grant, provided through the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), is the largest grant award in recent years in the college.  C-SALUD will focus on research, training and community collaborations with community based organizations that have a longstanding history of providing health and social services to Latinos at risk for HIV and substance abuse as well as other underserved Latino populations in South Florida.

Author: William-Jose Velez

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