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NIH Awards $16.5M to Vermont Genetics Network to Support Array, Proteomics Facilities

NEW YORK, March 7 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources has awarded a $16.5 million grant to the University of Vermont to fund the Vermont Genetics Network, UVM said yesterday.


The grant will help support microarray and proteomics facilities, as well as a bioinformatics core, UVM said. In addition, the grant will help build biomedical research funding competitiveness at UVM by providing research support to early-career faculty and graduate students, the university said.


Established in 2001 through a $6 million NCRR grant, the VGN is a multi-disciplinary scientific research network designed to build and strengthen biomedical research and expertise throughout the state. Led by UVM, the network also includes Castleton State College, Johnson State College, MiddleburyCollege, NorwichUniversity, and St. Michael's College.


At the state level, 60 percent of the total VGN grant funds are distributed from UVM to the partner institutions. At the national level, VGN joins a system of university and college networks funded by NCRR called the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence.

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