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College of Public Health · Health Policy and Management

Dr. Dawood Sultan and Colleagues Awarded NIH Grant

A grant proposal in which Dr. Dawood H. Sultan, Assistant Professor of HPM, is one of the Co-Principal Investigators (Drs. B. Lee Green and Richard Roetzheim, Principal Investigators) has been fully funded (Grant Number: 3P20MD003375-02S1) at $1.4 million by the NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The award is for two years to fund a Comparative Effectiveness Research program focused on Informed Decision Making in Prostate Cancer Screening among African American men aged 40 to 70. It supplements a 2009 NIH P20-funded grant through which a USF-Moffitt Cancer Center collaborative, Center for Equal Health, was established. Dr. Sultan serves as Co-Leader of the Center’s Research Training and Education Core.

Dr. Branch Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Branch Awarded
From Left to Right: Susan Miller, Dr. Laurence Branch, Connie Evashwick

Dr. Laurence Branch received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aging and Public Health section of the APHA. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to members who have made extraordinary contributions to Public Health and Gerontology through research, service, and teaching in their lifetime. The award was presented on Monday, November 8 during the Awards Session at the annual APHA meeting in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations Dr. Branch!