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Augusta University researcher gets $12.8 million grant to lead consortium on diabetic complications

Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristen Pappaterra
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Augusta University researcher Dr. Richard A. McIndoe received a $12.8 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health.

The funds will allow McIndoe, a bioinformatics expert and associate director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at Augusta University,to continue leading a national research initiative that aims to reduce diabetic complications.

This is the fourth time McIndoe has been chosen to lead the Diabetic Complications Consortium, an NIKKD program.

The consortium is focused on advancing science and patient care, including funding studies in animals and humans to better understand and prevent complication.

It also supports summer programs for medical students.

According to Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Complications from the disease are the leading reason to diabetes-related deaths.

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