$3.2 million NIH award to Wayne State to improve asthma care/outcomes in African-American youth

(Wayne State University – Office of the Vice President for Research) A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a study that will develop interventions to reduce barriers to optimal asthma management and reduce the risk for asthma-related deaths of minority children, with a focus on African-American adolescents.