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    Morehouse School of Medicine Distributes Grants to Battle Breast and Cervical Cancer Disparities

    Atlanta — Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparities in African-American women, has awarded four CDC Legacy Grants to organizations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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    Contact: Gayle Converse / 404-756-6701 / gconverse@msm.edu

    Atlanta — Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparities in African-American women, has awarded four CDC Legacy Grants to organizations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

    "One of our important activities is the awarding of (CDC) Legacy Grants — $40,000, two-year grants awarded to community organizations to conduct evidence-based interventions to promote breast and cervical cancer screening among African-American women," said MSM Chair and Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Daniel Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H.

    Partnering with MSM are the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC) at the University of North Carolina, the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, the Emory Prevention Research Center, and the Fulton County (Ga.) Department of Health and Wellness.

    Legacy Grants have been awarded to one organization in NC; one in SC; one in Fulton County, Ga.; and one in Albany, Ga.

    The CDC Legacy Grants were made possible through the Southeastern U.S. Collaborative Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Disparities (SUCCEED) grant under the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH US) initiative that was awarded to MSM one year ago.


    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981 Morehouse School of Medicine became an independently chartered institution and the first minority medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care. For more information about Morehouse School of Medicine, visit us online at www.msm.edu.