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University of Arizona Center Receives $1.6M NIH Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Aug 12, 2013

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant by the NIH. The project leader is Serrine S. Lau, and the funding was awarded in 2013. Lab suppliers marketing life science products and lab products may be interested in upcoming Arizona life science marketing events, given the University of Arizona’s wealth of research funding. According to the NIH RePORTER, which describes the goals of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the abstract states:

“The mission of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) is to understand the mechanisms behind the modulation of human disease risk by environmental exposures. This is essential to the long-term goal of bringing an improvement to the lives of the people of the Southwest by developing rational approaches to mitigating their risks of hazardous environmental exposures and by maximizing their protective environmental exposures. The geographic location of the SWEHSC, with its rich Hispanic and Native American cultural heritage, provides unique opportunities for basic environmental health sciences research to impact the health of these minority populations. Moreover, the strengthening of ties between SWEHSC faculty and academic and governmental agencies in northern Mexico will facilitate the enhancement of bi-national initiatives in the environmental health sciences, with the real ability to improve public health along the U.S./Mexico border. Focusing the investigators' efforts on arid environment, diseases, and people common to the Southwest will allow broad translation to global stakeholders with similar populations and environments.”


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In addition to receiving this $1.6 million in NIH funding, the University of Arizona receives a great deal of other funding available to researchers interested in life science products and lab products. According to an annual report by the University of Arizona, the university received $454.4 million from outside sources for research in 2012. The College of Medicine received $191.9 million, and $112.7 million of the funding went towards research. The College of Pharmacy was also awarded $13.9 million for research, and the College of Science was awarded $182.8 million for research.

The University of Arizona has a wealth of funding available for purchasing life science products and lab products. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of Arizona $83.3 million in research funding. What’s more, the NSF gave the university $51.5 million. This money was spread out among a number of projects in various life science disciplines. For a full list of awards given out and departments receiving NIH and NSF funding, please visit the NIH website and the NSF website.

If you are a lab supplier interested in marketing your life science products and lab products at Arizona life science marketing events, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 9th, 2013. Last year’s Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 151 attendees. Of the attendees, 25 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 25 were lab managers. The visitors came from 23 different research buildings and 41 departments across campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research universities across the country. For more information on the Tucson BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, or to view more detailed funding statistics for the University of Arizona, Tucson, click on the button below. If you’re interested in selling life science products and lab products at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events.


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