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Published September 29, 2012, 11:57 PM

Sanford Research gets $13.5M study grant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has received $13.5 million to bring together tribal communities and health researchers to address health disparities among American Indians in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has received $13.5 million to bring together tribal communities and health researchers to address health disparities among American Indians in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

The five-year grant, the largest in the history of Sanford Research, is from the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities to establish the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health in Sioux Falls.

Amy Elliott, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research at Sanford Research, is the project’s principal investigator.

The project includes collaboration with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe and Rosebud Sioux Tribe, all in South Dakota.

Sanford Research also is working with South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University, among others.

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