THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SUPERFUND RESEARCH CENTER (UK-SRC)
RECEIVES $12 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT
The University Of Kentucky Superfund Research Center has received a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationships among environmental pollutants, nutrition, and disease.
Three biomedical projects hypothesize that nutrition can positively impact the negative human health effects of chemical exposures near Superfund sites. Biomedical projects focus on cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, and perinatal development.
Two nonbiomedical projects focus on detection and clean-up of chlorinated organics in the environment. Potential applications of the developed technologies at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Superfund site are being coordinated through the Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment.
More information about the Center and the proposed research can be found from the following information