Posted on: June 25, 2012
Thirteen faculty members received $260,000 in grants in the College of Medicine’s first competitive research grant program. The $20,000 individual grants will fund pilot studies in basic and clinical sciences and medical education and are designed to help investigators pursue innovative research ideas that may lead to external funding.
Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine praised the 28 grant proposals on topics including obesity and Alzheimer’s disease, improved methods for detecting Lyme disease and developing student evaluation tools for on-line teaching modules in psychiatry.
“The proposals show the expertise and range of our faculty research,” Dr. German said. “Our goal is to make these grants an annual tradition as we support the college’s research mission.”
The Executive Faculty team selected the winning proposals based on the project’s innovation, scientific merit and interdisciplinary collaboration.
These faculty members received inaugural competitive research grants:
Deborah Altomare, “Strategies to Improve Immune Reconstitution & Anti-Cancer responsiveness of Immunotherapy.”
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