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The Skaggs Institute for Health Innovation (SIHI) will serve Montana as a statewide hub for health education, research and outreach to improve access to health care for all Montanans, particularly those living in underserved communities. Pharmacogenetic consultations will be provided via telehealth, allowing these services to be used by health-care professionals and patients statewide. SIHI is led by Skaggs School of Pharmacy Professors Hayley Blackburn and Erica Woodahl.
“Just ordering a cup of coffee or saying hello to a friend … all these minute acts of communication make up our identity,” said Harley Kincheloe, a UM second-year speech-language pathology master’s student. “To have something like aphasia take that away from you causes so many complex levels of change.”
The College of Health's Center for Translational Medicine received 4 new research awards from the National Institutes of Health totaling $8.5 million last year. Also, the center and its private-sector partner, Inimmune Corp., earned a five-year, $33.4 million award in September for the development and clinical trials of opioid vaccines. It was the largest such award in UM history.