A joint project of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Minnesota Medical School has been awarded a $13.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to create the National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African-American Men’s Health (NTCC).

The NTCC combines the academic medical institutions with 100 Black Men of America Inc., the National USA Foundation Inc. and the National Football League to create community partnerships to design, deliver and evaluate interventions targeting the four most significant causes of death and disease across the lifespan of African-American men and boys: unintentional and violence-related injury, cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke.

James M. Shikany, DrPH, a professor of Preventive Medicine at UAB, and Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery at Minnesota, are co-principal investigators of the grant.

Read more at:http://www.uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/199-health-of-african-american-men-focus-of-13-5-million-grant