Nursing Professor receives $1.275M Federal Grant to Reduce Health Risks of Native American Youth

A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant.

John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, received the $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Professor Lowe’s work in reducing health risks such as substance abuse, HIV and hepatitis is a vital area of public health research,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “This grant allows him to continue to expand this important body of research and develop interventions that will help a great number of people.”