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USC awarded $22.2M NIH national biomedical informatics infrastructure coordinating center contract
Date:1/21/2009

agues nationwide to share data and refine analytic tools that can be used for multi-site data integration," said Michael T. Marron, Ph.D., director, NCRR Division of Biomedical Technology. "Our BIRN partners are essential to advancing technologies including new software-based solutions, which are crucial to discoveries that have broad applicability to biomedical research."

"Without a sophisticated bioinformatics capabilitywhich only top engineers can providewe cannot hope to translate the basic science into drugs and treatments that will improve the quality of life," said Kesselman. "BIRNCC can accelerate the rate of discoveries for many areas of biomedical research."

"The new BIRN contract is an outstanding example of how the Viterbi School, and ISI in particular, are building from strengths to become a leader at the intersection of engineering and medicine," said Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortsos.

This grant is enormously significantnot only for what it says about USC and its research, but for what it will do for our society," said USC Provost C. L. Max Nikias.

Provost Nikias praised the leadership of Randolph Hall, USC vice provost for research advancement, and Steven Moldin, USC executive director of research advancement. "They worked closely with Professor Kesselman, and did an exceptional job pushing the proposal forward," he said.


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