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$6.7M in Life Science Funding Awarded to UNC for Cancer Research

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received $6.7 million from the NIH this year. On the NIH website, the project leader is listed as Henry Shelton Earp, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to the UNC Chapel Hill webpage, Dr. Earp’s lab is focused on how signals from membrane receptors are transduced to nucleus altering cell shape, proliferation, differentiation and gene expression. The NIH RePORTER provides more information on the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dr. Earp’s funding request abstract:

 “The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center requests renewal of its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center Core Support Grant (CCSG) for Years 36-40. Over the past CCSG cycle, the Center has grown in funding, membership, facilities and productivity. NCI funding has increased from $45M to $64M and total cancer-related extramural funding rose from $150M to $220M yearly. The Center's 295 members (up from 235) span the basic, clinical and population sciences; all areas have seen an increase in faculty funding and research productivity. A tradition of interaction among disciplines, fostered by a proactive matrix cancer center at a highly-regarded public university provides an outstanding venue for integrating forward-looking interdisciplinary cancer research. Cancer center members hold 34 multi-investigator program grants and 26 training grants.”


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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill produces a number of groundbreaking studies every year, thanks in large part to the life science funding the NIH provides. In addition to receiving life science research funding for cancer center support, the University of North Carolina is a well-funded market for lab suppliers interested in working to sell lab products, according to recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics. In 2012, the NIH awarded the university $377.6 million in life science research funding. In addition to receiving NIH funding, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also received $38.8 million in life science funding from the NSF in 2012. Of that research money, $11.5 million went to life science projects alone. For more NIH and NSF funding statistics, including departmental funding breakdowns and specific projects receiving life science research funding, please visit the NIH and NSF websites.

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