The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium has chosen two research teams as the 2018 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research winners. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created by leaders within the consortium to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves investigators from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). The purpose of the awards is to give seed funding, up to $75,000 per project, to collaborative research teams working to combat regional health inequities faced by those living in the Delta South.
“Through the work that the Delta Consortium is doing, we know there is an increased interest among our researchers to find solutions to complex health issues faced by people in our region,” said Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at UTHSC. “The high response to the CORNET Awards opportunity and the potential impact the two winning projects will have for our community members is overwhelming. I congratulate all the selected collaborative team members.”