UND, NDSU, the University of South Dakota and a consortium of hospitals in the Dakotas have received a $20.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The grant is to help counter high rates of certain cancers in this region. It is a 5-year grant.
UND medical school associate dean Marc Basson is the principal investigator for the grant. He said it was important to have the hospitals be a part of this – because there often is a gap between research and how it translates to patient care.