U of L awarded grant for alcohol research center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The University of Louisville says researchers at the school have received a nearly $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an alcohol research center.

The statement says the center at U of L will be one of 20 in the country designated as a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Research Center. It will be the only such facility to focus its research on nutrition.

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Dr. Gregory C. Postel, interim executive vice president for health affairs at U of L, says the school plans to look at both benefits and detriments to using alcohol with a focus on how it affects organs in the body.

The research team includes 13 departments in six colleges at the university.

 

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