Two African-American Scholars Awarded Research Grants for Projects on Racial Health Disparities

The Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Alabama-Birmingham recently gave out its Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Awards to five scholars involved in research projects focused in health disparities in minority populations. Two of the research awards went to African-American faculty members at the university.

Olivio Clay, an assistant professor of psychology, received $60,000 in funding for his project entitled, “Racial Differences in Diabetes Distress: Factors Related to Health Disparities.”

Dr. Clay holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Shantel Hebert-Magee is an assistant professor in the department of pathology at the UAB School of Medicine. She received $30,000 for her research which is focused on breast cancer in African-American women.

Dr. Hebert-Magee received her medical training at Georgetown University.

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