Alaska Native health researchers get sizable grant

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has received a $2.9 million grant to be paid out over a four-year period.

The money will go toward training and research on health issues affecting Alaska Natives.

Researchers plan to look at a variety of health issues, including chronic Hepatitis B, subsistence foods and treating ear infections.

Project collaborators include the top-ranked Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of Washington in Seattle.

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