UB Extends Women's Health Initiative
The University at Buffalo received an $8.2 million award in Oct. 2010 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to administer a new round of studies that extend the Women's Health Initiative research for another five years.
The initial 40 WHI centers across the U.S. have been grouped into four regional centers to carry out this new initiative. UB will oversee scientific direction and the participant contacts of the Northeast region's nine institutions.
The WHI 2010-2015 Extension Study will fund continuing research into many chronic diseases of aging, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, stroke and cognition, and will support new studies focusing on predictors of healthy aging.
WHI is the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in the U.S., involving more than 162,000 women across the nation, including 4,000 in Buffalo.