Emporia State University is receiving nearly $350,000 in grant money to support undergraduate research in biomedicine.
The grant, part of a five-year, $19 million grant to the University of Kansas Medical Center, was announced on KVOE's ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday.
Assistant professor Dr. Tim Burnett says it's part of a project in effect for over a decade. The award from the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or K-INBRE, will give ESU money to renovate the third floor of Science Hall to create research space.
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In addition, the grant renews various award programs, including start-up and recruitment packages for new faculty, summer scholar programs, Star Trainee programs and shared equipment purchases.
ESU anticipates the grant will likely lead to another $300,000 in research and training dollars.
Find the complete interview in the KVOE.com Audio Vault.