Clark Atlanta University Awarded $10.6 Million Grant for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development


The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded a $10.6 million grant to the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.  

This award will enable Clark Atlanta's Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development to expand and enhance current research and educational activities. 

The grant will focus on three specific aims:
1) expand and enhance current research programs in prostate cancer,
2) restructure and modernize research core facilities creating a more efficient research infrastructure, and
3) develop a more integrated community engagement program

“We are very proud of the CCRTD, which is a core component of the 'Discovery' portfolio of research, innovation and entrepreneurial programs at Clark Atlanta University,” said Lucille Maugé, CAU Interim President. “This grant will further allow Dr. Shafiq Khan and his team of talented CAU researchers to surge ahead in building-out our premier Prostate Cancer Center.”

United-Methodist related Clark Atlanta University is a leading research institution of higher education, offering 38 areas of study at bachelors, masters, specialists, and doctoral levels. Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), CAU continues a 150-year legacy rooted in the African-American tradition and focused on the future.

Rev. Dr. Tonya Lawrence Miles is appointed as the Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Clark Atlanta. She says North Georgia United Methodists should be proud of the ministry at the university, both for the recognitions like this grant and for the day-to-day nurturing of each student’s mind, body, and soul.

"Clark Atlanta University is an exceptional institution of higher education," said Dr. Lawrence Miles. "CAU is equipping leaders to think globally, encouraging leaders to reach deeply, and empowering leaders to change the world! Sharing in the development of these young people is a blessing."