Kansas research program gets $19 million grant

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center has received a five-year, $19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue a multi-university research program.

The medical center is the lead school in the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. The network includes all of the state's public universities, as well as Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence and Langston University in Oklahoma.

The bioscience network was established in 2001 to enhance research capacity through various means, including faculty development and retention. The grant money will be used for such things as research projects, post-doctoral fellowships and startup funds for new faculty.

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