- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas Medical Center has received $10 million in federal research grants.

Medical center officials announced Tuesday the grants will be used to research smoking cessation and chronic pain treatment, as well as funding a network to share patient data among research centers.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1gJOXlF ) the projects are funded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. That’s an independent nonprofit organization authorized by the Affordable Care Act that receives federal funding.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com