NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Michigan has reeled in $53 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue operations at its Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, or MICHR, which funds research grants, provides training and services to support translational science, and supports a biorepository.

The funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will renew MICHR's Clinical and Translational Science Award for a second five-year term, UM said this week.

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