Saint Anselm College has received funding for biomedical research through a federal grant administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) sponsored by the NIH has funded a five-year $15.4 million grant for New Hampshire. Dartmouth Medical School, UNH, and eight colleges in New Hampshire will share the grant funds. Saint Anselm College has been awarded $1.2 million in funds for the five-year grant. The grant funds are intended to strengthen biomedical research experiences for students at undergraduate colleges. The grant aims to partner faculty at small colleges with faculty at Dartmouth and UNH to allow state-of-the-art biomedical research experiences for students at small colleges.
Professor Dan Broek, Ph.D. of the Biology Department at Saint Anselm College has been awarded approximately $500,000 for a 5-year projected aimed at understanding the role of increased numbers of chromosomes that are present in most human cancers. Students at the College can work in Dr. Broek's lab on this project during the academic year as well as earn a stipend to work full time in the summer.
In addition, the INBRE grant funds student research with any faculty member at the College working in a broad area of biomedical research. Students working on INBRE-funded projects have the opportunity to attend workshops, short courses in biomedical sciences, and scientific conferences. Students at the College can also apply for stipends to work over the summer on NIH-funded projects at Dartmouth or UNH.