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Dr. Shafiq Khan led project receives $5 million grant

ATLANTA,GA–A project on prostate cancer research and education led by principal investigator Dr. Shafiq Khan has received a grant  of $5.8 million from the the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Grant funding will be appropriated to support three individual research projects, all focusing on the cell and molecular biology of prostate cancer.

Dr. Shafiq Khan is the executive director of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development and Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar.

Muslims for Peace hold blood drive

BRYAN,TX–’Muslims for Peace organization’ held a blood drive to honor and commemorate the victims of 9/11 tragedy.

The annual event is held in collaboration with with “Commit for Life” of The Blood Center Brazos Valley.

About 10,000 pints of blood were collected last year, and the goal this year is to surpass that amount.

The organization says the donations can save over 30,000 lives.

Ahmad Kamal Rahman is hoping to change the way Muslims are seen here in the Brazos Valley by bringing in more blood from and for the community.

Interfaith council turns forty

WAPPINGER FALLS,NY–More than 200 people of many faith communities came together to honor the 40th anniversary of the Dutchess County Interfaith Council on Aug. 23.

Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls was filled with clergy and laypeople from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian and other faiths.

The keynote address for the evening was delivered by Salahuddin Muhammad, senior imam of Masjid Al Ikhalas, chaplain for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Service and chaplain at Bard College.

Notre Dame students organize after Eid event

The Muslims Students Association at Notre Dame University organized an after-Eid celebration gathering last Friday. The event open to all featured sumptuous food and a Powerpoint presentation on Islam.

“The Muslim Student Association strives to increase dialogue and interaction between ethnic groups at Notre Dame,” graduate student and MSA secretary Aamir Ahmed Khan told the Notre Dame Observer newspaper. . “Notre Dame is a place where all faiths are respected, and we all believe in the same God.”

Fr. Jim King, director of Campus Ministry, said he is proud Muslims feel welcome to engage in conversation at the University.

“I am glad that Muslim students feel that Notre Dame is a place where they can come together to have conversations we need to have so that people can live together in peace,” King said.


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