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$9.1M Life Science Funding Award Given to U. Penn

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 24, 2013

“During the past cycle, following consultation with our internal and external advisory boards, organizational governance structure and the leadership of NCRR, we have focused our efforts on two overarching themes - Translational Therapeutics and Bridging the Pediatric to Adult Divide, taking advantage of resources particular to our institutions,” says the project information abstract on the University of Pennsylvania’s latest $9.1 million Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award. “We have fostered interdisciplinary and translational research by a series of "top down" and "bottom up" funding initiatives.”

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania were awarded $9.1 million by the NIH in August. According to the NIH RePORTER, the project leader is Garret A. Fitzgerald, MD, a professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medicine. According to the University of Pennsylvania website, Dr. Garret’s research interests include prostanoid biology and the role of peripheral molecular clocks in cardiovascular biology, metabolism and aging.

In addition to receiving the life science funding that will support clinical and translational science , the University of Pennsylvania receives a large amount of life science research funding from the NIH and NSF. In 2012, the University of Pennsylvania received $457.5 million from the NIH. What’s more, in 2011, the NIH also ranked the University of Pennsylvania third in the country for direct plus indirect costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards. The total costs were $462.6 million. 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 addition to the NIH awarding the University of Pennsylvania life science funding, the NSF also gave the university  $32 million in life science research funding in 2012. In 2010, the NSF ranked the University of Pennsylvania seventh in the country for total R&D expenditures in the life sciences. The total expenditures that year were $663.5 million.

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