The University of Southern California recently received a new research grant worth $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The administering organization was the National Cancer Institute, and the project leader is Dr. Stephen Gruber, a Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and the H. Leslie Hoffman and Elaine S. Hoffman Chair in Cancer Research.
“The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 and has been continuously supported by a Cancer Center Support Grant since 1973,” states the NIH Project Information page. “It has developed into a major regional and national resource for cancer research, treatment, prevention and education. Center facilities have been built and developed with support from the NCI, the University and the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital, which is an integral part of the Cancer Center. The Center underwent a major expansion with the addition of the Norman Topping Tower in 1996 and the Harlyne Norris Research Tower in 2007. The Center's 198 members are organized into five thematic and five translational research programs, including a "bridge" program in developmental therapeutics.
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In addition to this latest research grant awarded by the NIH, the University of Southern California receives a great deal of life science research funding on a yearly basis. In 2013, the National Institutes of Health gave the University of Southern California $184.3 million in science research funding. USC does not solely rely on federal funding, however. The University of Southern California sponsored $535 million in research in FY 2011-2012.
The University of Southern California also received a $50 million gift from retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. The 190,000-square-foot USC Michelson Center will house state-of-the-art flexible labs as well as other centers for electron microscopy and nanofabrication. This gift was given as a part of the Campaign for the University of Southern California. Three years after its launch, the Campaign for the University of Southern California fundraising initiative has raised $3 billion.
Clearly, the University of Southern California has potential as an advantageous market for lab suppliers interested in marketing their life science solutions to research lab scientists with available funding. If you are interested in increasing your brand recognition at the University of Southern California, look no further than Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s USC life science vendor show. Our BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Southern California, Health Science Campus will take place on October 8th, 2014. Last year, this event attracted 197 attendees. Of these attendees, 50 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 29 were lab managers.
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