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Researchers at the University of Oregon, Eugene recently received $3.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund a zebrafish model organism database. Dr. Monte Westerfield, the project leader, is a professor of biology at the University of Oregon. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of neurons as well as understanding the molecular genetics of ear and eye and development. The NIH Project Information page provides more details on the goals of the study receiving this latest round of life science funding:
Researchers at the University of Alabama recently received $8.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health for a study involving the etiology of geographic and racial differences in stroke. The life science grant was awarded in January of 2014 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a branch within the National Institutes of Health.
The University of California, San Diego recently received $5.3 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health for the university’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute. Researchers were given notice of their new life science grant on June 7th, 2014 by the administering organization within the NIH providing the funding, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego went into more detail on the NIH website as to how the life science funding would be used:
Among Rockefeller University’s new life science funding is a $2.4 million grant from the NIH that will be used to fund a study involving integrating innate and adaptive pathways in vaccine response. The funding organization within the NIH that awarded this life science grant is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the project start date was April 1st, 2014.
A neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Diego recently received a new life science grant that will support her studies with $100,000 per year for the next three years. Dr. MJ Harbert, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD. Her project, “Brain Activity During Birth for Prediction of Newborns at Risk for Brain Injury,” has gained her recognition from The Hartwell Foundation, who named her a recipient of an Individual Biomedical Research Award.
New life science research funding at the University of California, San Diego was recently awarded in the amount of $7.5 million to the Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care. The donor, Pauline Foster, is a community philanthropist who has given a great deal of support to the University of California, San Diego over the years. The Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care will encompass three floors at the Jacobs Medical Center and be home to medical staff whose purpose is caring for the complex needs of patients with cancer.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently received an $11 million life science research grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. The organization within the NIH providing this latest round of life science funding is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Project leader Dr. Margaret Juliana McElrath is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Her research lab studies are focused on identifying and characterizing cellular immune responses that may help protect patients against HIV infection or disease.
The University of California, San Diego recently received a $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund Alzheimer’s disease research. The 2014 study was awarded life science research funding from the administering institute: National Institute on Aging. Dr. Paul Aisen, the project leader, joined the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD in 2007. Before being appointed director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) at the University of California, San Diego, he was a professor of neurology and medicine and director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine.