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U-M nursing professor given grant to increase breast cancer screening among at-risk women

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant to a University of Michigan School of Nursing-led multidisciplinary team that will develop methods to increase cancer screening by young breast cancer survivors and their high-risk female relatives.

The project director is Maria Katapodi, assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing and a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar. In addition to the School of Nursing, collaborators on the project include the U-M School of Public Health and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the U-M Medical School, the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Cancer Consortium.

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