Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center awarded $65,714 to Jia-sheng Wang, professor and head of environmental health sciences, and Xiao Song, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, in the College of Public Health for the first year of a five-year, $251,936 project. Wang and Song will work with project principal investigator Leslie Shen, an associate professor at Texas Tech University’s School of Medicine, to help find the optimal dose for short-term green tea intake that shows benefit in postmenopausal women with low bone mass.
Wang also will coordinate the planning of a GEOHealth research and training center in collaboration with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The two-year, $100,000 project is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The GEOHealth program creates regional hubs for research, data management, training and policy support on environmental and occupational health issues in low- and middle-income countries.