UCR, the premier higher education institution in the region, got $5M in grants from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency. The University will use the grant to train young scientists and physicians in stem cell research.
“We would like to increase the number and diversity of highly qualified doctoral students and postdoctoral level scientists trained in stem cell biology in the California workforce and to provide trainees with the communication skills they need to be successful.”Prue Talbot, Director of UCR’s Stem Cell Center
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A brief History of Stem Cell Research
Research America, a non-profit medical and health research advocacy alliance, documented the history of stem cell research in America in the form of a beautiful visual.
Funding for stem cell researchers and companies has been on the rise. For example, Dutch clinical phase biotech Neuroplast raised € 10 million (US$ 11.5 million) in funding from investors Lumana Invest, Brightlands Venture Partners, LIOF, and the Innovation Credit from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, to further advance the clinical development”.
UCR’s Proactive Role in Advancing Science and Business Education
We reported last week that UCR kicked start a funding initiative for students. This was a $50 Million fund the University had set up to help students from lower-income families.
“With the backing of generous donors like Erik Anderson, we are excited about this next phase of support for students.”
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