Brown donates $19.5 million in biomedical research funding

The $19.5 million grant promises to accelerate the pace at which biomedical discovery can provide medical applications. | File photo
Brown University's National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Rhode Island Center for Clinical Translational Science (RI-CCTS) a $19.5 million grant this week.

The facility is focused on building onto research that can lead to medical therapies that are safe. The funding from the institute will support its mission and educational and technical infrastructure for further development.

Researchers at the RI-CCTS state this award is not specific to a single research project, but will support development of the capabilities to complete the translational research. This kind of research looks at discoveries made in biology and to be able to apply them to the medical field.

“This $19.5 million grant promises to accelerate the pace at which biomedical discovery can provide medical applications that improve the lives of people in Rhode Island and around the world,” Brown University President Christina Paxson said. “Brown looks forward to working with our academic and medical partners in RI-CCTS to realize the fullest potential of our research, scholarship and service in the community.”

The facility aims to develop seven core areas of focus that include professional development, pilot projects programming, biomedical informatics, clinical research design and development and resources and facilities associated with these areas.

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