Southern Maryland is getting nearly $5 million in federal stimulus money for health-care projects.
About $2.4 million is going toward a national Bioethics Research Center. The center will study ethical issues and health disparities. It aims to increase minority participation in clinical trials.
A separate, $2.5 million grant will install technology in the homes of about 250 homebound patients that will allow health-care providers to monitor and advise patients from afar.
U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and other Maryland lawmakers announced the funding from the National Institutes of Health last week at Bel Alton High School in La Plata.