NEW YORK, July 30 - The Whitaker Foundation said Monday that it has awarded a grant of $12 million to the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Of the total grant, $10 million has been earmarked to help fund the university’s new Genome and Biomedical Sciences building, scheduled to be completed in 2004. 

The grant could trigger an additional $35 million in total matching funds from the state government and university sources. 

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