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Cassidy announces $4.4 Million in support of centers of excellence at Xavier University and Southern University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $2,753,487 grant to Xavier University of Louisiana’s Center for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans.

 “The grant for Southern University supports crucial research to improve the health of underserved communities in Louisiana,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Similarly, Xavier University’s research is setting up students of all backgrounds for success. This grant continues these efforts.”