University of Memphis a part of EPA’s $10-million environmental justice work initiative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis is one of seven others tapped to be a part of an innovative research initiative focusing on environmental justice in under-served communities.

The UofM’s School of Public Health will be part of a multi-university collaboration partnering with nonprofit research institute RTI International, according to a release.

The group was awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

RTI will coordinate an environmental justice center “Resource for Assistance and Community Training – Region 4 (REACT4EJ)” in EPA Region 4, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six Tribal Nations. Read more.