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Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Seeks $34M for Informatics Center at NKU

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is lobbying for up to $33.9 million to fund a Center for Informatics at Northern Kentucky University, according to the NKCC website.


The funding request is one of several "priority project needs" recently identified by the NKCC.


According to the NKCC, an informatics center would "bring together multiple departments to create an integrated College of Informatics, which will focus on developing new uses for information technology in order to solve specific problems in areas ... [including] biology."

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