FAMU Federal Grant Renewed for 29th Year in a Row


One of FAMU's largest federal grants has been renewed for the 29th year in a row.

The university's Research Center in Minority Institutions will get 2.9 million dollars this year from the U.S. Department of Health.

The university has recieved nearly 69 million dollars from the grant since 1985.

The money will be used to research diseases that affect minorities such as cancer and diabetes.

Most of the research will be done in the College of Pharmacy.

"We cannot really have a functional graduate program without the grant. And our graduate program, pharmacy program and our other programs' research is doing really wonderful," Karam Soliman Professor of Research at the college said.

The College of Pharmacy has 12 patents on drugs treating certain diseases.

The grant will also help purchase supplies needed for the research.


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