Grant: $625,561 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 21, 2009
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Award Description: The Columbia University Diabetes & Endocrinology Research Center integrates basic and translational diabetes research with existing institutional centers of excellence in obesity, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular biology to advance NIDDK’s core mission of improving the lives of people with diabetes. The DERC supports a broad range of activities to enhance diabetes-related research of many investigators based at Columbia University and neighboring institutions in NYC. These activities pivot on a set of shared Core Facilities and a highly successful Pilot & Feasibility Program. We request the award of an administrative supplement to complement and strengthen our existing activities in diabetes research, with the ultimate goals of accelerating the pace of discovery and facilitating the achievement of research goals by our scientific research base. We request an administrative supplement to our successful P&F program that will allow us to fund three additional grants over the next two years. In addition, we request administrative supplements to purchase new equipment, thus replacing aging and obsolete equipment that requires frequent and costly repairs, and expanding the capacity of our Core Facilities. The award will strengthen the Columbia DERC and position it to pursue its core mission more effectively. It will provide short- and long-term economic benefits to the private sector through the purchase of US-made equipment, and through service contracts that will provide jobs for skilled technicians to operate, maintain and repair the equipment. Finally, our administrative structure ensures that supplementary funds will be deployed rapidly and effectively, and that the benefit of the Recovery Act will extend to as a broad range of diabetes researchers as reasonably achievable.
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