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UAF gets $24 million for rural students


FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks has landed a $23.8 million federal grant to attract rural Alaskans to careers in biomedical research.

The five-year award from the National Institutes of Health will fund the program, which will be established at UAF and nine rural Alaska campuses. The effort is part of a nationwide $240 million NIH program to boost diversity in biomedical fields.

Specific details are still being developed for the program, which will include partnerships with Ilisagvik College in Barrow and smaller University of Alaska campuses in Southeast Alaska, Weste...

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