To accommodate incoming programs from the former National Center for Research Resources, the US National Institute of General Medical Sciences has established two new departments, according to a National Institutes of Health announcement. The new Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity and the new Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology will take in programs from NCCR and related ones that were already part of NIGMS.
"This reorganization will synergize and strengthen our activities in several critical mission areas," Judith Greenberg, the institute's acting director, said in a statement. "We also look forward to working with the staff, investigators, institutions, and other groups associated with the highly regarded NCRR programs we are receiving."
At the NIGMS Feedback Loop blog, Greenberg adds that the funding allocated to the programs, the application review process, and much of the program staff will not change because of the reorganization.
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