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November 7, 2008

Lincoln University’s Research Infrastructure Grant Award

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University has received an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving its research infrastructure. The award starts from the 30th of September 2008 and ends on the 30th of June 2013. During the five years of the grant, a total of $4,009,132 will be made available to Lincoln University to meet the objectives of the grant.
 
The overarching goals of the award are to strengthen the research capability and infrastructure of Lincoln University, to create a group of well-trained faculty researchers with expertise in biomedical research with emphasis on cancer, stroke and other diseases that disproportionately affect minorities, and to generate a pipeline of minority students who will choose to continue their education in biomedical research, allied health and medicine after graduation. An increase in the pool of minority biomedical researchers and health-care professionals will contribute significantly to the elimination of health disparities.
 
Specifically the award will enable Lincoln University to do the following:
1.     To strengthen the research administrative structure at Lincoln University.
2.     To expand the academic programs that impact manpower development in health disparities including the introduction of a B.S. degree program in Nursing.
3.     To establish academic research programs in health disparities. The number of faculty engaged in quality research focused on health disparities will increase. In the first year of the grant, three new projects will be started. In subsequent years, the grant will award three faculty up to $25,000 each to carry out research in areas related to health disparities.
4.     To enhance research facilities and technological environment. This award will enable Lincoln University purchase a Quadropole Time of  Flight mass spectrometer (Qq-ToF), a cryostat, bioanalyzer, neuroimaging system and other research equipment. In addition, Neuroscience and Scientific Writing courses will be introduced at Lincoln University.
5.     To enhance student competencies and preparedness to pursue advanced studies after graduation.
6.     To promote educational experiences and opportunities that encourage students to pursue research careers.
 
In addition to the above benefits, the award provides substantial federal faculty and administrative assistance to Lincoln University. For example, in the first year, Lincoln University will receive $116,955 in faculty and administration costs.

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University located in Chester County, PA is a premier, historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society.  The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has an enrollment of 2,449 undergraduate and graduate students.

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