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Life Sciences Discovery Fund helps launch 3 programs to advance health research and development
Date:6/28/2011

cording to LSDF executive director Lee Huntsman, the new cohort of awards is anticipated to reap health and economic impacts that are broad in both magnitude and scope. "In addition to improving treatment of a specific conditionnamely, type 1 diabetesthese grants will create robust resources to accelerate development of diagnostics and therapies for a multitude of diseases."

Huntsman added that "the grant to Dr. Flum will allow Washington's health-care community to answer vital questions regarding the value of various treatments and determine the best uses of our limited health-care dollars."

The LSDF board of trustees selected the awardees from 11 proposals that were evaluated by national experts convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a highly competitive two-phase process, proposals were rated on scientific merit and the potential to improve health and health care in Washington and provide statewide economic benefit.

Lura Powell, chair of the LSDF board of trustees, noted that the impact of the new awards would likely be felt throughout Washington. "These grants support cutting-edge research as well as widespread distribution of high-quality specimens and health-care data. Together, they will help ensure that our state maintains its leadership position in medical research and delivery of cost-effective health care."


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