Grant: $16,936 - National Institutes of Health - May. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is one of America's premier research universities, ranking among the top 20 in funding from the National Institutes of Health and earning more than $360 million per year in contract and grant support, with more than $250 million per year of extramural awards from federal agencies. Research activities at UAB include a dynamic regional network of collaborators, including other research-intensive institutions, historically black universities and colleges, our affiliate Southern Research Institute, and many private, public, and government partners. UAB offers science career educational programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees and also leads a dedicated community outreach program to advance K-12 science education in the local area and throughout the state and nation. These programs continue to build an exceptional science workforce locally and nationally; a workforce that will strengthen America's position as the economic leader in science and technology. UAB is well-positioned to preserve and create jobs quickly in response to potential funding from NIH consistent with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) goals and objectives, and is committed to report effectively and as required on progress toward meeting ARRA deliverables and milestones. This grant provided a summer research experience for two college students in health-related scientific research. The major task of this administrative supplemental grant application was to provide basic research training opportunities by having research experience, data analysis and presentation of results to two undergraduate college students in the School of Dentistry (SOD) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Upon completion of this training program, students understood the basic concepts of research, conducting experiments, interpretation of results and their presentation. Using this summer research program, we were able to identify students who demonstrated long-term commitments to basic science and a potential career in dental academia. The students, who plan to apply for Dental School in the future, participated in this research endeavor for 10 - 12 weeks and learned the basic concepts of research as well as the actual planning and experimental procedures involved. Students also participated in a series of lectures and laboratory meetings during this research period and obtained the necessary didactic training for basic science research.
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Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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