Sang Nam receives research grant to study health care access for Korean Americans
Communications assistant professor Sang Nam received a $40,000 community-based participatory research grant to study health care access among Korean Americans in the Triad.
Nam and other researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine and from the Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake were awarded the grant from the Translational Science Institute at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The research team hopes the one-year pilot-study grant will lead to future possible funding from the National Institute of Health.
Nam joined the research team last fall as a co-investor and consultant. He took part in writing proposals and organizing resources from the Korean American community in the Triad area. The estimated Korean American population in the Triad area is about 5,000 people, and Nam will be gathering meaningful data from the group.