Furman expands biomedical research program with NIH award

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Furman University will use $1.3 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health to provide resources for students and faculty engaged in biomedical research, K-12 outreach and science infrastructure, it was recently announced.

The funding is part of a five-year, $18 million NIH award to South Carolina, where Furman will partner with colleges and universities across the state in an effort to strengthen the Palmetto State’s biomedical research capacity.

Under the SC IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence award, Furman will receive $390,000 in research funding in the first year and a minimum of $1.3 million over the five-year award period.

Furman has been a partner institution since the inception of the SC IDeA program in 2005, and, by the conclusion of the new award, will have received more than $5 million in support of faculty-student research and outreach.

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