Feds award professor $2.9M health grant
YPSILANTI — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2,950,000 to a college educator to lead an effort to improve the health of under-served Asian-American populations in Kent and Wayne counties.
Eastern Michigan said Professor Tsu-Yin Wu will serve as principal investigator on a cooperative agreement with the CDC.
Wu teaches nursing in Eastern Michigan's College of Health and Human Services.
The team will develop, implement and evaluate interventions to address risk behaviors, such as tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity, among Asian-Americans with heightened risks for diabetes and other chronic conditions.
The grant is for more than $590,000 per year for five years.
The CDC has committed funds for the first year. Subsequent funding will be based on the team's progress.