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U. Penn Receives $7.2M NIH Grant for Cancer Center

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania received a $7.2 million NIH grant for its Abramson Cancer Center this year. The project abstract was submitted by Dr. Chi Dang, the director of the center. On the University of Pennsylvania website, Dr. Chi Dang says that the future of cancer care at the Abramson Cancer Center rests with the creation of Translational Centers of Excellence that focus on closely connected disease-specific care teams. The NIH RePORTER goes into more detail on the history of the Abramson Cancer Center:

“The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1973 and was one of the first Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Since its inception, the ACC has been continuously funded through the NCI CCSG. The ACC is a matrix center that facilitates transdisciplinary cancer research, education, and patient care. Its 318 members are drawn from 37 Departments and 8 Schools of the University and have $168,806,933 in research and training funding (annual direct costs), a 40% increase since 2004. Of these funds, $156,713,965 is peer-reviewed and $51,462,763 is NCI funded, this funding includes 16 NIH P01s, 5 P50s, 3 P30s, and 1 P20. Commensurate with the growth in funding, the ACC has more than doubled its assigned space since 2004 with the opening of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, the Roberts Proton Therapy Facility, and the Fisher and Colket Translational Research Buildings.”

Lab suppliers hoping to sell lab equipment and market life science products at Philadelphia life science marketing events may be interested in the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics for the University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania received $457.5 million from the NIH in 2012. The NIH also ranked the University of Pennsylvania third in the country for direct plus indirect costs of life science expenditures, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards, in 2011. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding at the University of Pennsylvania organized by department name, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.


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In 2012, the NSF also gave the University of Pennsylvania a great deal of research funding: $32 million. Of that funding, $2 million went towards life science projects alone. Some of the life science projects receiving funding were located within disciplines such as genetic mechanisms, molecular biophysics, physiology and structural systems, and systems and synthetic biology.

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