Science Market Update

Vanderbilt: Over $30 Million in Funding from NIH

Posted by Ashley Adams on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Launched in 2016, the Precision Medicine Initiative aims to transform our understanding of the factors that contribute to health and disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided Vanderbilt University a $31.8M grant to be used for the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) program with a projected project end date of December 2022. Dr. Joshua Denny, MD, MS, is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine as well as principal investigator (PI) of the Data and Research Center of the PMI “All of Us” Research program at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Dr. Denny is actively collecting biological samples from volunteers and as of January 25th, 2019 had 100,000 participants complete in-person visits. The NIH goal is to have at least one million volunteers from around the United States participate in the project in hopes of changing the “one-size-fits-all-approach” that most medical treatments are currently designed around. This large pool of data will hopefully allow medical professionals to take into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles to provide more personalized treatment(s). Advances in precision medicine are already transforming the way we treat diseases and various forms of cancer. New treatments are being optimized for each particular person and patients now routinely undergo molecular testing as part of patient care. The “All of Us” Research program will continue collecting data across the nation until 2022 and massive funding is being dispersed to keep the project moving forward.

According to the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine received over $700 million in Research & Development expenditures in 2017 ranking it the 31st best-funded university in the nation. Research is one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s core missions and they pride themselves on a uniquely collaborative culture where research in biomedicine and healthcare is touched upon by every school within the university.

 

 

Vanderbilt University Funding Facts:

  • 2017 Total R&D : $712,036,000
  • 2017 Life Science R&D Expenditures: $542,857,000
  • 2018 NIH Funding: $102,275,777

 

Later this fall Biotechnology Calendar looks forward to hosting its 1st annual BioResearch Product Faire™ event at Vanderbilt where Professors, Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Candidates, Research Scientists, Grant Holders, Principal Investigators, Lab Managers and Pharmacists can network and learn about the latest science innovations. The event will take place Thursday October 3rd, 2019.

 

 

 

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If you are a lab supplier, attending the event will introduce your products and services to hundreds of researchers actively seeking the newest and latest technologies to aid their life science research.  We hope you will join us at the upcoming Vanderbilt BioResearch Product Faire™ event. 

 

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Harvard: Major R&D Alliance with $100M in Initial Funding

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Apr 02, 2019

A promising relationship in technology research advancement has been made between Harvard University and Deerfield Management, a healthcare investment firm. The alliance was established to speed the development of research-to-treatments that can help improve quality of life, specifically in the health and medical sciences. Lab1636, a newly launched company, has been created as a result of the partnership with an initial investment of $100 million. Deerfield Management has chosen Harvard University as the collaborating associate, admiring their commitment to scientific discovery in the health sciences and the encouraging environment the university provides researchers.

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15.4M in NIH Grants at UPENN’s ACC

Posted by Andrea Inks on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

With  a new $15.4M NIH grant, The Abramson Cancer Center will continues to build on its significant historical strengths in fundamental cancer biology, translational immunotherapy, and population science research.

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UCLA: $3.7M NIH Grant for Brain Imaging Technology Research

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

A unique opportunity to advance research into the function of the human brain has been presented to three UCLA neuroscientists. Michele Basso, Dr. Peyman Golshani and Daniel Aharoni have received a $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop imaging technology to record tens of thousands of neurons with the intent of learning how disease impacts the brain’s function.

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BIO5 Scientists Bring in Millions in NIH Funding to the University of Arizona

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards the University of Arizona roughly 200 grants totaling about $100 million each year. In 2018 the numbers increased to 266 grants totaling $125,091,695. A large portion of this NIH research funding was awarded to the over 250 scientists included in the University's BIO5 Institute. Here are the top 10 BIO5 NIH grant recipients:

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Arizona's BIO5 Institute: Over $1.3M in Grants for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Ovarian cancer has a mortality rate of up to 70%. This is partly due to the fact that the disease is rarely detected in its early stages because the symptoms are vague and nonspecific. Currently, there is no accepted screening method for ovarian cancer. Due to the mortality rate, physicians often counsel women at high risk to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a precaution. Jennifer Barton, director of University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute wants to change all this. With $863,000 from the United States Army and nearly $500,000 from the NIH in research funding, her plans for a falloposcope that will detect early-stage ovarian cancer is moving forward.

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UCLA Receives Multi-million Grants and Gifts from Donors

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Two UCLA research programs have earned state and federal grants totaling $18.8 million, while two departments have been given $3.35 million in private endowments, according to university news reports. The Urology Department received $9.3 million from the state of California while the Fielding School of Public Health earned a $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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UAB Biomedical Engineering Dept. Awarded 2 NIH Grants Totaling $4.8M

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded two large grants to University of Alabama researchers. A $2.5 million--four year--grant will support research into heart failure. A second, $2.3--four year--grant with be used to research treatment-resistant high blood pressure.

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University of Arizona Receives Historic $60M NIH Award

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

The University of Arizona Health Sciences-Banner Health has received the largest National Institute of Health (NIH) grant award in the state’s history. The $60 million, five-year award will fund the university’s All of Us Research Program, which will include Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaskan Native participants and communities.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Receives Four Year, $231K Grant To Study Pediatric Brain Cancer

Posted by Emily Norwood on Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Jay F. Sarthy of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded a $231,000 grant over the next four years from The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation as one of five scientists receiving the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. The award will be used to study pediatric brain cancer with the ultimate goal being the development of new drugs to restore the ability of cells to package DNA correctly eliminating cancer. Under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Henikoff, a geneticist, and  Dr. Jim Olson, a neuro-oncologist, Sarthy will try to develop new affordable methods of studying epigenetics and DNA packaging in pediatric cancer.

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