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Parke-Davis Gives $5M to Univ. Michigan to Establish Bioinformatics Program

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.--The University of Michigan will receive $5 million from the Parke-Davis unit of Warner-Lambert to help form a new program in bioinformatics, one of the areas highlighted in the university's Life Sciences Initiative. An interdisciplinary program will offer graduate education and support pilot research studies in bioinformatics. Warner-Lambert's investment matches a commitment made by the university's health system last October.

Computers, staff support, a classroom, and new research laboratories will be located in the university's medical school. A portion of the health system's contribution will be used to finish renovating a 5,000-square-foot area, which will be equipped with advanced computer hardware, software, and network support and will include a 500-square-foot bioinformatics core facility.

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