University of New England receives grant for research center
New England Council member, the University of New England has received a $10.8 million grant for its new research center.
The University of New England’s Center for Cell Signaling Research aims to delve into the mechanisms of cellular communication, which play a critical role in the development of heart disease, diabetes, and various other illnesses. This initiative has been made possible through a generous five-year, $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund four research projects and facilitate the renovation of a 5,000-square-foot laboratory. This renovation is part of a broader effort to centralize health-related facilities at UNE’s Portland site, involving the simultaneous construction and upgrade of infrastructure across its two campuses in Maine.
The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence program, run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fosters innovative research by providing support through phases lasting between three to five years. The University of New England (UNE) is no stranger to this award; in 2012, it enabled the university to establish a Center for Pain Research, marking a previous instance of UNE’s recognition and support by the NIH for its contributions to the biomedical field.
“I am so proud of what biomedical researchers at UNE have accomplished over the last decade, and this award is more evidence of our regional leadership in investigating real-world health issues that are impacting Mainers and Americans every day,” said UNE President James Herbert.
The New England Council would like to congratulate the University of New England for receiving this award and for this innovative research.
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