The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies has been awarded a $7 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to establish the school as a national HIV-prevention resource center. The grant will be dispersed in increments of $1.4 million annually for five years, and will be used to establish the National Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network Resource Center at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The center will create nine new jobs, and the new employees will work with current staff and more than 20 national and regional grant recipients. The purpose of the grant is to help the nation’s HIV prevention workforce use best practices in planning, implementing and evaluating high-impact HIV prevention programs.
“Receiving this grant…provides an opportunity to show the great work in HIV prevention being done at UMKC and in our community. This grant team is particularly talented to serve as the national resource center,” said Ann Cary, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
The co-directors of the grant are Laurie Krom, program director in the Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice; and Jacki Witt, clinical associate professor and project director for the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning based at UMKC.
To read more, visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies website.
Congratulations to Dean Cary and the School of Nursing and Health Studies!