University of Michigan Medical School receives largest grant in history at $58M

Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Medical School received a $58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, one of the largest grants the medical school has ever received.

NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences award the grant to the school. It will provide the medical school's Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research with up to five years of funding.

George Mashour, MD, PhD, director of MICHR, said while the institute is based in the medical school, health researchers from more than 20 schools, colleges and institutes across the university's three campuses will have access to research conducted at MICHR.

The NIH has awarded CTSA program grants since 2006.

"The new funding means more chances to translate U-M ideas into knowledge and breakthroughs that can eventually help patients and the general public," said Dr. Mashour. "Without community participation in all phases of research, many of those ideas simply can't go very far." 

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