ASU gets $1.5M grant to help increase Ph.D.s in biomedical resea - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

ASU gets $1.5M grant to help increase Ph.D.s in biomedical research field

Dr. Shree Singh, ASU Dr. Shree Singh, ASU
  • HEALTHMore>>

  • Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-10-04 22:26:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

    More >>

    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

    More >>
  • Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:13:50 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

    More >>

    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

    More >>
  • How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    Thursday, January 12 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-01-13 00:03:44 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

    More >>

    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

    More >>

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Alabama State University a five-year $1.54 million grant through the Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS-RISE) program, to help increase the number of Ph.D.s in the field of biomedical research.

The major goal of the grant is to support the research of graduate students working under the supervision of biomedical researchers at ASU. The grant also will allow students to work at a collaborator's research site during the summer to enhance their research skills.

"With the new funding from the NIH, many graduate students and scientists at ASU will be able to expand their scientific capabilities in biomedical research," said Dr. Shree Singh, director of the Center for NanoBiotechnology Research (CNBR). "Several research intensive institutions within the state of Alabama and in the nation will partner with ASU to train the next generation of biomedical scientists. A number of high-impact research activities will add to ASU's mission to be recognized as an institution with a research agenda."

The NIH-MBRS-RISE program will be part of the CNBR and managed by Dr. Singh, along with a team of ASU faculty researchers.

The RISE program provides grants to institutions with a commitment and history of developing students from populations underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences as defined by the National Science Foundation. In doing so, the program aims to help reduce the existing gap in completion of Ph.D. degrees between underrepresented and non-underrepresented students.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State University

 

Powered by Frankly