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UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center Funding Renewed

By February 11, 2020No Comments

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center at UMass Medical School has been awarded a $3.75 million, five-year grant renewal from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The center, co-led by Stephenie Lemon, PhD, and Milagros Rosal, PhD, has been part of the nationwide Prevention Research Center consortium since 2009.

“Working collaboratively with groups like the Worcester Division of Public Health and other organizations throughout the area, we have spent the last 10 years integrating the center as part of the fabric of the local collaborative public health infrastructure in Worcester,” said Dr. Lemon, professor of population & quantitative health sciences and chief of the department’s Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine. “This funding gives us a unique opportunity as an academic center to work very closely with boots-on-the-ground public health practitioners to better understand the issues that communities face and conduct work that addresses these issues in partnership with those communities.”