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McKesson Foundation Awards Grants To GW Diabetes Researchers

Newswise.com: "George Washington University researchers have been awarded two grants from the McKesson Foundation as part of its Mobilizing for Health initiative, an initiative to improve the health of underserved populations with chronic diseases through the use of mobile-phone technology. The Mobilizing for Health grants, of up to $250,000 each, will support studies on diabetes care and management."

One grant supports a study examining SMS messaging's potential to reduce ER visits for people with diabetes. The other study is a randomized, controlled trial of a cell phone-based software application for patients with diabetes and hypertension.

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