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Dialysis Corporation of America (DCA; Lithicum, Maryland) reported that it has entered into a grant agreement with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

The grant, which will total $265,000 each year for the next three years, will be used solely to support and conduct basic and clinical research relating to kidney disease. This multi-year agreement gives Dialysis Corporation of America a platform from which to support consistent education and innovation in the areas surrounding kidney disease.

DCA will provide the university with the amounts due under the grant at the end of the first quarter of each of the three years of the agreement. The initial $265,000 grant amount was provided to the university on March 31.

DCA owns and operates freestanding kidney hemodialysis centers located in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, and provides in-hospital dialysis services on a contract basis to certain hospitals located in those states. The company provides patients with their choice of a full range of quality in-center, acute or at-home hemodialysis services.

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