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Grant to help patients in need of screenings

JOHNSON CITY (April 11, 2018) – East Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS has received an award from the Tennessee Department of Health that has allowed the center to purchase a piece of medical equipment to screen patients for any signs of liver disease.

ETSU is one of just six recipients of the funding, which will allow its Infectious Disease clinic to reduce access barriers some patients may experience in receiving such screenings. 

“Thanks to this grant and the new equipment, we are able to provide this screening to all individuals, regardless of insurance status, as well as provide a limited amount of funding for transportation assistance,” said Dr. Jonathan Moorman, a professor of medicine at ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine and section chief for infectious diseases at the Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “It also provides ETSU with a new avenue for faculty members in our Center for Inflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunity who are conducting research related to liver disease.”

For more information about patient screenings, call 423-430-8337.

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