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CRAFT Director Alika Maunakea Receives NIH Funding to Study Health Disparities

A $4-million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study led by scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will investigate diabetes, heart and lung health disparities in Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. The award will establish the Pacific Ocean Native Observational (PONO) Health Legacy Study, a longitudinal cohort study of these populations in the U.S. followed over decades that will focus on health resilience and risk factors aimed at disease prevention.

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