Bayview, on the city’s east side, will put the $7 million it was awarded from the National Institutes of Health toward the renovation of about 4,000 square feet of lab space used for cancer and brain research. The hospital’s Center for Translational Molecular Imaging will include new imaging equipment, upgraded manufacturing and air handling equipment and incorporate more environmentally friendly features.
Stem cell researcher Michael Kyba hit the jackpot this year. Against daunting odds, Kyba won three research grants funded by the $10.4 billion the National Institutes of Health (NIH) received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grants will expand his work at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on how embryonic stem cells become blood cells. He’s also leading a new $2 million, multi-institution collaboration on using stem cells to study and treat muscular dystrophy. Taken together, the awards will double the size of his lab.
“I absolutely didn’t expect all these grants to be funded,” says Kyba, who is now scrambling to hire three technicians and three postdocs. But there’s a caveat, he points out: “It’s only for 2 years.”
Representatives of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Members of Congress, today announced the launch of ScienceWorksForUS, an initiative that will highlight the scientific research and related activities that have been made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the stimulus.
The $787 billion federal stimulus replenished state coffers, cut taxes and put people to work building roads and bridges. But it was also used to fund about $18 billion in research projects, which could ultimately lead to discoveries that fuel America's economy or cure cancer.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to Johns Hopkins University for its Novel Technologies to Identify Preclinical Coronary Disease in High Risk Families project. The principal investigator of this project is Dr. Lewis C. Becker. This $500000 award is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act.)
Hopkins Children’s faculty and affiliated researchers have received more than $3,000,000 in federal economic stimulus grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects that include everything from research on the molecular biology of Marfan syndrome to support for a Baltimore Diabetes and Research Training Center. The funds are drawn from the $787-billion federal economic stimulus package, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which includes $100 billion in science and technology spending.
BETHESDA - - President Barack Obama toured a Maryland cancer lab Wednesday to promote the awarding of $5 billion in new government health science grants, which he described as the "largest single boost to biomedical research in history."
The National Institutes of Health grants, distributed in recent weeks to more than 12,000 projects around the country, are funded under the $787 billion federal stimulus program that Obama signed into law in February. In all, about $100 billion in stimulus money is to go to science and technology projects, according to the administration.
At least 441 of the grants were awarded to recipients in Maryland, according to preliminary NIH information. A total of 257 grants went to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and 96 to projects at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
A video of President Obama's remarks at the NIH campus on Recovery Act funding for science
In a car wreck, the dashboard crushes the driver's knees and takes a divot out of his cartilage. Or, on a battlefield, shrapnel tears flesh from a soldier's face and a slice from the cornea of his eye.
Surgeons will do their best to repair these injuries. But bioengineers are working toward a future in which a combination of surgery and new materials will coax stem cells and the body's own repair mechanisms to regenerate tissues that trauma has taken away.
Among those in the forefront of the research is Jennifer Elisseeff, an associate professor in the biomedical engineering department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
|Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's largest employer, just got the green light to hire more people after receiving $114 million in federal stimulus money.|
|Johns Hopkins University has won 119 scientific research grants worth more than $41 million due to the federal stimulus package.|
The stimulus bill recently passed by Congress, provides billions in new funding for research and development. That's good news for Baltimore, home to research powerhouse Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Baltimore. Both are revving up. The government is fast-tracking the R&D timetable to get those stimulus dollars flowing quickly. WYPR's Georgia Samios reports.