Benedict College joins biomedical research program.

Benedict College will receive a share of $18.9 million awarded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the renewal of the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence.

The grant, which will fund the program for five years, is the fourth renewal of the program supporting biomedical research and infrastructure in South Carolina.

Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College president, congratulated principal investigator and biology professor Samir Raychoudhury for his work in Benedict's Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Health Science in a news release.

The SC INBRE program now has 14 statewide member institutions, two outreach institutions and two alumni institutions. Member and outreach/alumni institutions incorporate South Carolina's three comprehensive research universities and 15 primarily undergraduate Institutions, including three HBCUs.

The program is administered at theUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia.

"Our mission is to provide high-quality biomedical research mentoring to our undergraduate students who are interested in graduate or professional studies in biomedical...

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