The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded UTMB Health a $1.5 million grant to expand the services of its nurse-managed health clinic. The grant will provide $500,000 a year for the next three years to the clinic at St. Vincent’s House in Galveston. The grant is one of 10 awarded nationally to fund nurse-managed health clinics. “With this grant, not only will we be able to expand, we will also be able to conduct research to study the impact of the services provided by nurse practitioners and nurse case managers on health disparities seen with vulnerable people such as the uninsured and people living in poverty,” said Kathryn Fiandt, professor and associate dean in the nursing school and the grant’s principal author. St. Vincent’s House is a nonprofit social service agency providing social services and community outreach programs for entire families. The clinic was recently cited as one of five nurse-led innovative primary care programs in the nation in “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health,” a new report by the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.