Regional
2:42 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Biomedical research grant

Las Cruces – A program based at New Mexico State University has received a major federal grant for biomedical research.

The $17.5 million dollar five-year grant will enable universities throughout New Mexico to continue biomedical research and prepare faculty and students to participate in National Institutes of Health research programs.

Since 2001, NIH money has funded the mentoring and research of 28 young faculty members.

In addition, about 100 college students a year learned about biomedical research.

Leaders say .the faculty and student investigators have published nearly 200 important papers and over 700 scientific presentations based on the research supported by the program.

The new grant will fund the mentoring and research of 16 new faculty members at the participating universities.

The program aims to train young researchers to secure federal research funding.