The Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas
What we do: The Life Span Institute 2015-2016 Annual Report $4.4 million dollar grant to promote community participation- Community members participate in a run-walk-roll event that includes people in wheelchairs, walkers, runners and people pushing children in strollers. $5.4M grant recognizes KU research leadership DHA could prevent risky preterm births
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Making discoveries benefiting the health and well-being of the citizens of Kansas, the U.S. and the world
KU’s largest externally-funded research unit
Returning more than $6 for every dollar invested by the State of Kansas
Disseminating evidence-based best practices to more than 58,000 Kansas practitioners and families a year through training and
technical assistance
Comprising 165 scientists from more than 20 different academic disciplines in 135 externally-funded research projects



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