Media Advisory: URI event to celebrate renewed RI-INBRE funding to support biomedical research in Rhode Island

$21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health raises INBRE’s investment in Rhode Island biomedical research to more than $100 million

WHAT: The University of Rhode Island will celebrate the five-year renewal of the Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE), a $21 million, multi-institutional, National Institutes of Health-funded grant. Since its inception in 2001, RI-INBRE has brought more than $100 million to the state, significantly enhancing the biomedical research infrastructure in Rhode Island. The event will include a showcase of program activities, student research projects, and researcher insights on the impact of RI-INBRE on their career, research, and training programs.

WHO: URI President Marc Parlange will welcome Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Director Matt Weldon, Providence College President Kenneth Sicard, RI-INBRE Director Bongsup Cho, and several faculty and student biomedical researchers in the RI-INBRE network. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will deliver remarks via video.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m.

WHERE: URI’s Kingston campus, Avedisian Hall, Room 170, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston.

CONTACT: Patrick Luce, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-347-6360,, to make coverage arrangements.