Local News

Duke Receives Multimillion-Dollar Grant From EPA

Posted May 15, 2007 4:57 p.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2007 7:02 p.m. EDT

— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is granting Duke University nearly $8 million.

The money will be used to support a five-year study of factors that contribute to low birth weight and premature birth.

Researchers will look into factors like harmful environmental exposures, social stress, mother's health and genetic predisposition that may affect birth outcomes.