OU launches $9 million research collaboration with Peruvian University

(University of Oklahoma) OU vice president for research and partnerships, last week signed a cooperative agreement with UNSA to launch the program, which will focus on the impact of climate change - particularly its effects on Peru's Arequipa region -- as well as research aimed at identifying the socio-economic drivers leading to high incidence of diseases such as cancer and diabetes among the population of Arequipa, and at improving disease diagnostics and treatments that incorporate advanced technologies like artificial intelligence.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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