HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University has received a $2.6 million grant to combat diabetes in 10 Appalachian communities.
The five-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will be used to support the efforts of diabetes coalitions in the communities.
Bristol Myers-Squibb CEO Lamberto Andreotti says type 2 diabetes is one the nation's greatest health challenges.
Foundation director Patricia Doykos announced the funding Thursday in Prestonsburg, Ky., at the Appalachian Regional Commission's annual conference.
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