Grant: $78,643 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is Alabama¿s largest employer, with more than 18,000 faculty and staff at the university and in the health system, and is responsible for 52,900 full-time equivalent jobs within the university and the community. Eight in every 100 jobs in the Birmingham area, and 2.8 jobs in every 100 jobs in Alabama, are related to UAB. UAB's overall economic impact in the Birmingham metro area exceeds $3 billion annually. Consistent with ARRA goals, this application will create one new job for a member of the armed services who is coming off of active duty and will be without a job or benefits after June 18th, 2009. The Enlisted Senior Airman (SrA), a member of the US Air Force Reserve who served in Al Udeid Qatar for Operation Iraqi Freedom, is currently completing his Masters of Science degree at UAB. The title of his thesis is 'Validation of Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy for the Determination of In Vivo Body Composition of Mice' and will be completed this summer. The Airman plans to enter Medical School in the Fall of 2010 and is looking for a 1-year research position in the interim. We propose to hire the Airman as a research assistant who will work on an NIH-funded grant entitled ¿antipsychotic drug-induced weight gain¿ (R01DK068261). We feel that this is an ideal use of the ARRA funds since we will be creating one new job that is limited to one year by design. Thus all funds will be spent before October of 2010. The addition of the Airman to the research team conducting the R01 studies will quicken data acquisition and analysis thereby promoting economic recovery by spurring advances in science and health.
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Jobs Summary: Staff researcher (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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