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School & Program Updates

IU Bloomington: $1.5M NIH Grant to Study Trace Minerals and Diabetes Risk

A team led by Dr. Ka He, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington, has received a $1.5 million National Institute of Health R01 grant for a two-year study titled “Trace mineral levels, metabolomics, and diabetes risk.” The study will examine whether geographic variation in minerals and/or mineral status in human body is tied to higher type 2 diabetes rate in certain regions in the United States compared to others.

Along with Dr. He, the team includes Dr. Pengcheng Xun, Dr. Aurelian Bidulescu, and Dr. Alyce Fly from Indiana University; Dr. April Carson, Dr. Suzanne Judd, and Dr. Tim Garvey from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. John Brockman from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon from Northwestern University; Dr. Danyu Lin from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Dr. Mary Cushman from University of Vermont.