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NIH awards $4 million to research environmental connection to liver disease

September 18, 2017

A researcher at the University of Louisville has received $4.01 million grant distributed over eight years by the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop research on whether environmental chemicals may be contributing to liver disease, according to a press release.

The grant will allow Matthew Cave, MD, associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology at University of Louisville School of Medicine, to study the long-term effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.

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