Duke Awarded Funding To Combat Chronic Diseases in China

Published August 17, 2010 under Research News

Danny Laskowitz

Danny Laskowitz

Duke University is one of seven recipients of a Fogarty International Center grant that aims to tackle chonic diseases in low- and middle-income countries around the globe.

Duke will use the funds over a period of five years to establish a stroke prevention and treatment training project in China, where stroke is a major cause of death and adult disability. The principal investigator of the project is Danny Laskowitz, MD in Division of Neurology.

The seven new Fogarty grants totaling $6.8 million were awarded to US institutions to support research training in areas such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Learn more about Fogarty’s Non-communicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program.