Biomedical Research Funding

Government and private agencies are supporting biomedical research in the face of managed care cutbacks and changes in traditional funding. Forty-one medical schools will receive a total of $92 million over the next four years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The awards will help the schools find new ways to combine basic research and clinical treatment of patients, as well as support bioinformatics programs. This follows an $80 million award granted by HHMI in 1995 to 30 medical schools. Also recently, the National Cancer Institute awarded a $4.5 million grant to researchers at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland. The five-year grant will support a project to uncover a new genetic link in the development of colon cancer. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has renewed funding for the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG), the largest...

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