Birmingham-based Mike Slive Foundation has awarded six grants to help fund research into prostate cancer, two of them to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Founded in 2017, the Foundation has now provided nearly $1 million in research funds to fight the disease that affects one in nine men. The organization was founded by Slive, who is a former SEC and Conference USA commissioner, and by Birmingham attorney Ed Meyerson.
The two UAB projects receiving funding are led by Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Ph.D, and by Runhua Liu, MD, PhD.
Funding was also awarded to projects at Duke University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Tulane University and Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Florida.