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Ning Zhang (FRS 2017-2018), Assistant Professor, Public Health has received a two-year, $181,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging

Ning Zhang (FRS 2017-2018), Assistant Professor, Public Health has received a two-year, $181,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the burdens of multi-morbidity on hospitalization and mortality in nursing home residents with obesity. Zhang’s grant proposal was developed during her time as a Family Research Scholar with our Center.

The study focuses on nursing home residents, who suffer increasingly from obesity in conjunction with other chronic conditions. Her hope is for the study to provide assistance to clinicians and allow for targeted interventions to improve care to individuals in high-risk groups. She says, “As the population grows older and more individuals come to rely on nursing home care, it becomes more important to find ways to provide clinical interventions that will ease the burdens that multi-morbidity creates.” Learn more about the grant and research here