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National Science Foundation Announces $20M Research Award to South Carolina
Date:7/23/2009

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  • Recruitment of 22 new faculty with expertise not currently available in South Carolina
  • Creation of a global e-community to facilitate the development of sophisticated databases in vascular technology
  • Establishment of national and international academic industrial collaborations and the integration of statewide initiatives for workforce development, education and communication to the general public
  • Integration of the alliance's research with K-12 education to build South Carolina's future high-tech workforce.
  • Educational innovations include development of e-textbooks and new curricula. New graduate degree programs and postdoctoral and graduate research training are planned across the state. Training opportunities for South Carolina's reporters and journalism students will enable in-depth reporting of scientific achievements and will enhance science literacy statewide.

    This NSF award will connect regional, national and international cyber-networks and support collaborative e-communities for education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Other activities will bridge South Carolina's minority serving programs and integrate with the science, education, communication and sustainability plans of the project.

    John Raymond, M.D., chair of the State EPSCoR/IDeA Committee and vice president for academic affairs and provost at MUSC, said, "This is an opportunity to do groundbreaking research to help people here and around the world."

    About MUSC

    Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 11,000 employees, including approximately 2,000 facult
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