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The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities is dedicated to conducting research on the complex intersections of emerging genomics research and the persistent problem of health disparities in order to fully leverage the potential of genomics research to improve population health and reduce health disparities.

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National Consortium on Psychosocial Stress, Spirituality, and Health

March 19, 2016

John Templeton Foundation Awards $6.5 million to Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities.

The Harvard / MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, directed by Alexandra E. Shields, is pleased to announce its recent $6.5M award from the John Templeton Foundation to support the creation of the National Consortium on Psychosocial Stress, Spirituality, and Health. This Consortium will pursue cutting edge research on the mechanistic pathways through which psychosocial stressors contribute to the etiology of highly...

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JACCRI

Jamaica Cancer Care & Research Institute

December 9, 2016

The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to quality cancer care for all Jamaicans.

The aims and goals of JACCRI are achieved through: (1) conducting cutting edge research to understand the etiology of cancer in Jamaica and optimal intervention strategies; (2) identifying and replicating successful cancer prevention strategies for Jamaica; (3) providing training opportunities for Jamaican oncologists, palliative care providers, and allied health professionals at all levels; and (4) improving the...

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