Tag: research funding

Statement from President Seligman on 2015 LLE funding

December 10, 2014

President Seligman issued a statement in response to the fiscal year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Dec. 9. The House of Representatives is planning to vote as early as Thursday on the measure, which would then go to the Senate. Current government funding runs out on Dec. 11.

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Statement from Rob Clark, Sr. VP for Research, on the value of scientific peer review

November 11, 2014

“The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is currently conducting a review on grants issued by the agency for some 60 merit-reviewed projects, including one from the University of Rochester. Scientific research awarded through peer-review process should not be subject to political or ideological interference.”

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Researchers to develop detailed map of human lungs

Researchers to develop detailed map of human lungs

October 29, 2014

Physicians know what a healthy human lung looks like, but have never before created a comprehensive map that specifically measures lung development from birth through childhood. Now Medical Center researchers have launched five-year effort to develop such a map, and have received $6.1 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Mellon Foundation grant to support Humanities Corridor endowment

October 29, 2014

Founded in 2006, the Central New York Humanities Corridor is an interdisciplinary collaboration among research institutions and liberal arts colleges focused on enhancing scholarship in the humanities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has committed a matching grant of $500,000 to the University of Rochester, which will establish an endowment for the University’s continued partnership.

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Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

October 9, 2014

Sepsis, an over-the-top immune system response to an infection, is a common and costly cause of death and the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. The NIH grant will support research collaborations that may pave the way for new treatment targets.

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How smart would your phone be without research universities?

How smart would your phone be without research universities?

October 8, 2014

For most of us, life without a smartphone is unimaginable. Now, picture your smartphone without the pioneering federally funded research done at America’s research universities. You can’t, because your smartphone would not exist without that research.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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$2.9M grant enables fight vs. fatal heart disorders

$2.9M grant enables fight vs. fatal heart disorders

February 5, 2014

Called arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathies or AVCs, the disorders run in families and are frequently diagnosed in athletes.

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New Report Highlights UR Start-Ups

New Report Highlights UR Start-Ups

October 29, 2013

New ideas and technologies produced at research universities are essential to U.S. industry and its ability to compete globally.

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Restored Research Funding Requested

Restored Research Funding Requested

July 31, 2013

President Joel Seligman joined 165 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”

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