Hispanics.. $6.8 million grant to greatly help UTEP tackle Hispanic wellness disparities The Hispanic Wellness Disparities Research Center at the University of Texas at El Paso has received a $6.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that may significantly advance the center’s research in helping remove racial and ethnic health inequalities across the nation. Anders, Ph.D., UTEP College of Nursing dean and principal investigator. The five-year grant originates from the NIH’s National Center on Minority Health insurance and Health Disparities, established by the passing of the Minority Health insurance and Wellness Disparities Education and Study Act of 2000. The largest developing minority group in the United States, Hispanics are also among those most at risk when it comes to ethnic disparities in healthcare.‘At the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Center we aim to increase the advancement and validation of treatments, and open an earlier window to patients through which we are able to provide treatment and try to minimise the damage due to neurodegenerative disease.’ The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Center will be located in the centre of the National Medical center for Neurology and Neurosurgery, a national referral center for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to being able to use the hospital's expert clinics and patient cohorts, scientists at the Centre will also benefit from UCL's placement as European countries's study powerhouse in neuroscience, tapping into an unrivalled wealth of knowledge and experience.