Foundation Gives Marshall $2.6M To Combat Diabetes

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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