Each year, the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center awards $30,000 grants to fund pilot research projects focused on health disparities in minority populations, who suffer from higher rates of obesity and chronic disease. Discover how former NBA star Charles Barkley teamed up with the UAB MHRC to start the awards–and the incredible difference that the awards, and the pilot projects they fund, have made since 2004.

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