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$2.2 million grant approved for program to train stem cell scientists

The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) approved a $2.2 million grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz, last week to fund a training program in stem cell research. Including this grant, the CIRM funding awarded to UCSC now totals $19.4 million from nine grants, all managed by the campus's Center for Bimolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE). The grants in CIRM's Research Training Program II will provide a total of $40.6 million to fund graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and clinical fellows working in stem cell research labs throughout the state. At UCSC, the funding will support four graduate students and six postdoctoral researchers for three years. "These trainees are our future stem cell scientists," said Alan Trounson, president of CIRM. "With these awards we are establishing a strong next generation of researchers and physician scientists to continue developing new stem cell-based therapies."

The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) approved a $2.2 million grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz, last week to fund a training program in stem cell research. Including this grant, the CIRM funding awarded to UCSC now totals $19.4 million from nine grants, all managed by the campus's Center for Bimolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE). The grants in CIRM's Research Training Program II will provide a total of $40.6 million to fund graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and clinical fellows working in stem cell research labs throughout the state. At UCSC, the funding will support four graduate students and six postdoctoral researchers for three years. "These trainees are our future stem cell scientists," said Alan Trounson, president of CIRM. "With these awards we are establishing a strong next generation of researchers and physician scientists to continue developing new stem cell-based therapies."

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