The University of California, Irvine recently hosted a gala that raised $1.6 million in science research funding for the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UC Irvine Health. More than 500 people were in attendance at the event, which was held at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa.
The “Healers and Heroes” gala raised $530,000 in the first 15 minutes for an intraoperative radiation therapy device that could make the difference in reducing breast cancer treatment and recovery time for women with breast cancer. This device will make the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center the first cancer center in California to offer the Margin Probe intraoperative assessment tool along with intraoperative radiation therapy to help treat breast cancer patients.
“UC Irvine Health is fortunate to belong to a community that is dedicated to making advanced care for the most challenging and complex medical conditions available to all patients,” said Terry A. Belmont, CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center. “The overwhelming generosity of this year’s gala attendees will go a long way toward changing what it means to be diagnosed with cancer in Orange County.”
"Healers and Heroes" Gala at UC Irvine
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In addition to this new life science grant, the University of California, Irvine receives a wealth of science research funding from outside funding organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. So far in 2014, the National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of California, Irvine $51.6 million in new research funding. For the convenience of our readers, we have composed a list of the top-funded life science departments receiving science research funding from the National Institutes of Health. For a complete list of departments receiving new research funding, please visit the NIH website.
Top NIH-Funded UC Irvine Life Science Departments
- Anatomy/ Cell Biology – 18 awards, $4.8 million
- Biochemistry – 12 awards, $4 million
- Biology – 1 award, $285,253
- Chemistry – 10 awards, $2.6 million
- Internal Medicine – 12 awards, $5.1 million
- Microbiology/ Immunology/ Virology – 10 awards, $2.8 million
- Other Basic Sciences – 12 awards, $2.9 million
- Pharmacology – 2 awards, $840,308
Last year, the National Science Foundation also gave the University of California, Irvine a significant amount of new research funding. The University of California, Irvine received $41.8 million in science research funding from the National Science Foundation in 2013. Of this funding, $4.4 million went towards new life science grants alone. The top-funded life science project receiving NSF funding was titled “Evolutionary trade-offs in the adaptation of decomposers to global warming: Implications for ecosystem C balance” and received $600,348. For more NSF science research funding statistics on the University of California, Irvine, please visit the NSF website.
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