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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has formed two new divisions as part of a restructuring effort as it takes over some of the programs formerly run by the National Center for Research Resources.

Paired Ends: Marjorie Tingle

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Marjorie Tingle has left her position as director of the Shared Instrumentation Grant program and the High-End Instrumentation grant program at the National Center for Research Resources. Abraham Levy is acting program director.

The NCRR funding, including $112 million to UCSF, will support the second round of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards.

The biomedical instrument development funding will provide grants of up to $125,000 for biomedical technologies.

Mayo Clinic will use the five year extension to fund its Center for Translational Science Activities.

The NCRR funding will fund clinical and translational science centers and partnerships centered at five universities.

The $5.1 million COBRE grant will fund Brown University's Genomics and Proteomics Center.

A portion of the funding will go toward the purchase of a new MALDI TOF-TOF MS-MS machine from upstart mass spec firm Virgin Instruments, a company founded by Marvin Vestal, the former president of mass spectrometry platform R&D at Applied Biosystems and developer of the first commercial MALDI-TOF mass spec.

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