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Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
5R13FD003954-04
Application #
8307218
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
NC State Department/Health & Human Services
Department
Type
DUNS #
809785363
City
Raleigh
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27603