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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Bowling Green State University's Center for Family and Demographic Research (CFDR) may be "the new kids on the block" of federally funded population centers, but the name is getting around the neighborhood.
According to Dr. Wendy Manning, director of the center, CFDR received its first financial support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) only three years ago. Since then, grant dollars earned by CFDR-affiliated faculty have doubled, to $2 million. Now federal funding is increasing as well, thanks to a new NIH award of about $1.3 million over the next five years.
The center received high marks in "a …