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NIC awarded $280,000 grant for biomedical studies

North Idaho College was recently awarded a $280,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health to promote biomedical research. The five-year grant will enable NIC Natural Science Division faculty to modify an existing course or develop a new course in biomedicine. It will also allow students to participate in a summer fellowship in the biomedical industry and provide funding for student participation in an annual biomedical research scholars program. The grant is offered as part of the Idaho Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), an organization funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Research Resources and administered locally by the University of Idaho. The program helps link undergraduate and graduate students with biomedical research opportunities with the ultimate outcome of improving biomedical research programs statewide. A one-year grant for $30,000 was awarded to NIC last year as startup funds for the program. The full, five-year grant will allow faculty to expand on the current program.

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NIC Natural Sciences Division Chair/Biology Instructor Bob Murray, (208) 769-3474, or NIC Microbiology Instructor Rhena Cooper, (208) 769-3476, both coordinators of the grant

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004

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