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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Dean Reece with Paul Shapiro, associate dean for research and graduate education at the School of Pharmacy.
The School of Medicine will be receiving more than $60 million in stimulus grants over the next two years through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A reception was held June 23, 2010 to acknowledge those faculty and staff members who have been awarded these grants. “This is a very big deal,” said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, vice president for medical affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine, who proudly introduced the winners of the largest awards at the School of Medicine Council meeting preceding the reception. Research funding at the School of Medicine is up 8% so far this year, in large part because of this stimulus funding.
When ARRA was passed in February 2009, “this school mobilized, and it mobilized in a big way,” said Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, executive vice dean at the School of Medicine. Hundreds of grant requests were submitted, from many different areas within the School of Medicine. Successful partnerships were also formed with other UMB schools, such as Nursing and Pharmacy, to submit joint requests to fund research and new faculty positions.
Some of the awards highlighted included:
For more information on continuing ARRA grant funding opportunities, visit the Office of Research website.
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The grant recipients pose for a photo at the reception.