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NIH Awards $1.9M for Genomic, Bioinformatic Projects at Two Colleges

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health today said it will dish out $1.35 million to the University of Utah and $540,000 to Oklahoma City Community College for genomics and bioinformatics education projects, respectively.
 
The awards are part of the NIH’s National Center for Research Resources, which has awarded $11.5 million for science education programs around the country in a variety of research fields.
 
Under the NCRR program, the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center has been awarded $1.35 million for phase I and phase II of its education program entitled “Genomic Science for Health: Web-based Curricula for Biology.”
 
The Center, which is part of the school’s Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, will use a blend of education, science and technology to “educate secondary life science students and teachers about the role of NIH-funded research advances and clinical trials in improving health care.”
 
The program will include modules on molecular genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, and clinical trials, and will address regenerative medicine and animal research.
 
The NCRR said it will fund the Oklahoma City Community College $540,000 for the “Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery” program, which focuses on professional development in life sciences informatics teaching techniques, particularly in underserved areas.

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