Southern Maryland is getting nearly $5 million in federal stimulus money for healthcare projects.
About $2.4 million is going toward a national Bioethics Research Center. The center will study ethical issues and health disparities. It aims to increase minority participation in clinical trials.
A separate, $2.5 million grant will install technology in the homes of about 250 homebound patients, allowing healthcare providers to monitor and advise patients from afar.
U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and other Maryland lawmakers announced the funding from the National Institutes of Health last week at Bel Alton High School in La Plata.