College wins grant for work on preventing military injuries

By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press

University of Kentucky researchers secured a $4.2 million grant Monday to look for ways to prevent training injuries among elite U.S. military members. It's part of a new campus initiative to reduce injuries from athletic fields to military training fields.

The university's team will work directly with Marine Special Operations Command, university officials said. The Defense Department grant will back research to help optimize performance among those elite forces. The goal is to help them during military service and enable them to lead healthy, productive lives after their time in the military, university officials said.

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