Our Educationblog reports:
Hawaii’s congressional delegation announced today that the University of Hawaii will receive $822,843 to help fund Model State-Supported Area Health Education Centers and UH-Hilo will get $410,100 to support breast cancer research.
The money came from two grants administered by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
“These funds will help medical professionals in Hawaii with their fight against breast cancer and their efforts to recruit, educate and retain primary care workers in rural, underserved areas of our state. There are many people living in Hawaii who have difficulty securing affordable, reliable access to medical professionals and these funds will help the University of Hawaii system provide for the needs of our diverse community,” Sen. Inouye said in a news release.