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URI awarded nearly $19 million to expand biomedical research capacity in R.I.

A University of Rhode Island-based initiative that has successfully expanded biomedical research capacity at nearly all of Rhode Island’s universities and colleges has been awarded another $18.8 million in federal funding to expand the program over the next five years.

The Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE), which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2001 with $42 million in grants to URI as the lead institution, was initially established to expand the statewide research capacity in biomedical sciences. With this next phase of funding, the interrelated research areas of cancer, neuroscience…

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