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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:36pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $14.4 million grant to The University of Texas at El Paso’s Border Biomedical Research Center. The money will be divided over 5 years.
UTEP will use a portion of the money to hire 6 facutly members to help establish new pathobiology research labs. The rest will go to salaries, supplies, travel, consultant services, facility support and other costs. The funds are coming from the NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
The Border Biomedical Research Center was established in 1992 and has always received NIH funding. Scientists at the center research cancer, toxicology, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, and neuroscience and metabolic disorders.