The Sponsored Funding Report for July:
N.C. A&T received 11 grants totaling $1.55 million in July.
One highlight of July’s funding was a grant worth $803,177 from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, to Dr. Goldie Byrd of the Department of Biology. The funding is the fourth grant in support of a five-year, $4 million project.
The project: Expanding Research and Research Training Infrastructure at NCA&TSU
The issue: The emphasis of this proposal is on developing collaborative junior faculty members and students to become independent researchers and thought leaders in eliminating health disparities.
Abstract: Objectives of this project are to: 1) Create a focused environment in which minority students remain in the biomedical science pipeline and become thought leaders for eliminating health disparities; 2) Create a mentored and collaborative environment for health disparities research; 3) Develop a centralized community model for educating minorities about health disparities and for recruiting minorities into health disparities research; and 4) enhance the administrative, technical and research resources that facilitate health disparities research. This project will develop a research niche in cancer biology, develop a core facility for genomics and informatics research tools, develop a core resource for subject ascertainment and education outreach, enrich student training and development through a bridge to the master’s degree, and provide meaningful assessment and feedback to developing researchers.