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UW Medical Center Wins $1.6M in State Funds to Create Proteomics Center

NEW YORK, March 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Washington Medical Center is set to receive $1.6 million in state funding to establish a proteomics research center and recruit faculty, according to a local media report.

 

The money, which will be matched by private funds, is part of a $6.1 million supplemental operational budget approved by WashingtonStatelawmakers yesterday, according to The Daily, the UW campus newspaper.

 

The $6.1 million is part of $23.9 million the legislators agreed to give state universities and colleges.

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