The Kansas University Medical Center has received a five-year, $19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue a cell and developmental biology research program that the university says has brought $64 million into Kansas since 2001, the university announced in a news release Tuesday.
The award is for the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or K-INBRE. The university describes K-INBRE as a program to enhance research capacity through faculty development, retention and infrastructure and inspire undergraduate researchers to pursue careers in biomedical research.
Ten campuses in Kansas and northern Oklahoma are part of K-INBRE: the University of Kansas Medical Center (lead school), Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Kansas State University, Langston University, Pittsburg State University, Kansas University in Lawrence, Washburn University and Wichita State University.
The grant will fund research projects and startup funds for new faculty, post-doctoral fellowships and undergraduate student research projects, among other items, the university said.