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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Impact 2010

Published November 2009

It’s expected that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, now being awarded for fiscal year 2010, will help UC maintain its momentum moving into the coming year.

UC researchers have received 66 ARRA-supported awards, totaling $17.7 million for 2010, with another $8.8 million committed for 2011.

Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research at UC, says the funding boost provided by the stimulus package has re-energized researchers.

“UC researchers submitted three times more research proposals in April 2009 compared with April 2008,” she says.

ARRA awards to UC Academic Health Center faculty have included:
•   A two-year, $8 million supplement to Joseph Broderick, MD, chair and professor of neurology, for an aneurysm study.

•   A two-year, $1.6 million award to Scott Belcher, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics, for continued studies of bisphenol A.

•   A very competitive $1 million National Institutes of Health “Challenge” grant to cancer metabolism researcher George Thomas, PhD, professor of cancer and cell biology and interim director of the Metabolic Diseases Institute.

UC is still awaiting the status of several proposals submitted for instrumentation and construction funding opportunities. Follow UC’s research stimulus progress at researchgateway.uc.edu/arra.

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