Science Market Update

UC Riverside Gets Additional $15 Million a Year for Med School

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 09, 2013

The University of California, Riverside was recently guaranteed $15 million a year in continuous funding for the University’s much anticipated medical school when Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s budget on June 27th. The University of California, Riverside’s medical school will be the first new public medical school on the West Coast in almost 50 years and is expected to be a powerful economic force on the region. The school will also help address the low doctor-to-patient ratio in the region.

According to The Press-Enterprise, the University of California, Riverside’s medical school would have opened without the state’s guaranteed yearly funding, but it would have been hard to support. The school has raised $10 million in non-state support so far, and administrators hope to raise more. The University of California system received an increase of $125.1 million to its budget, and some of that funding will go towards the medical school.

“This medical school will be a tremendous economic stimulus to our region, affording opportunities for research, biotech and creation of good jobs in Southern California,” said state Senator Richard Roth “This is huge.”

 

UC Riverside

University of California, Riverside

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Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and increasing scientific product sales leads at California life science marketing events may want to investigate the University of California, Riverside NIH and NSF funding statistics for last year. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of California, Riverside $14 million in research funding. The money was distributed among a number science research departments at the school. For the convenience of our readers, we have assembled a list of life science departments at the University of California, Riverside receiving NIH funding organized by department name, number of awards received and total funding awarded. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding, please visit the NIH website.

2012 NIH Life Science Funding at the University of California, Riverside

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology – Seven awards, $2.2 million
  • Biochemistry – Five awards, $1.2 million
  • Chemistry – Seven awards, $1.8 million
  • Psychology – Four awards, $775,968
  • Zoology – Nine awards, $2.7 million

In addition to receiving NIH funding, the University of California, Riverside also received $18.8 million from the NSF in 2012. The research funding was split up over a number of projects in different departments such as systems and synthetic biology, physiology and structural systems, genetic mechanisms, advances in bio informatics, developmental systems, systematics and biodiversity science, ecosystem science, evolutionary processes and behavioral systems. For a full list of projects receiving NSF funding organized by managing organization, funding organization, funding program, project title and total funding awarded, please visit the NSF website.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites all lab suppliers interested in marketing their life science solutions and increasing scientific product sales leads at California life science marketing events to attend our annual Riverside BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on August 21, 2013. Last year’s Riverside BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 236 attendees, of which 26 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 29 were lab managers. These visitors came from 25 different research buildings and 25 departments across campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that has been organizing life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country for 20 years. For more information on our Riverside BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, or to view more detailed funding statistics for the University of California, Riverside, click on the button below. If you would like to market your life science solutions and increase scientific product sales leads at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to look into our 2013 calendar of events.

 

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