St. Michael’s College Psychology professor Ari Kirshenbaum leveraged a seed grant he received from UVM to secure his own grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the abuse potential of E-cigarettes in young adults. UVM just received a $19.4 million grant to continue the funding program — designed to foster a biomedical research infrastructure in Vermont — that Kirshenbaum utlized. (Photo: St. Michael’s College)
The University of Vermont has received a $19.4 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health to foster biomedical research expertise among faculty at Vermont’s four-year colleges and attract students at those schools and at UVM to careers in the biomedical sciences.
The new grant is the fourth consecutive multi-year award UVM has received from NIH to fund the initiative, formerly called the Vermont Genetics Network. In June 2020, the UVM initiative was renamed Vermont Biomedical Research Network to reflect the broader field