The University’s Strategic Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) identified a total of five research projects which will receive a total of up to $40 million for the first phase of integrated research initiatives. Two of the five proposals were awarded to College of Science faculty.
Frank Collins and Jeff Schorey will lead researchers from biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science and engineering, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity and the Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend to broaden the University’s research on genomics, disease ecology and global health. The Eck Family Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease has specialized in fighting infectious disease, and this support will prove to strengthen those research capabilities across campus.
Brad Smith, the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and a team of 16 science and engineering researchers will create the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility, “a state-of-the-art research resource that will consolidate the imaging capacity that is currently dispersed around the University’s campus and augment it with powerful new imaging methods.” The facility is expected to benefit researchers in 50 separate research groups from the colleges of science, engineering, and arts and letters as well as the Radiation Laboratory.
The University has already committed another $40 million for the second phase of research proposals, and the third phase has been proposed.
Read the entire press release from the Office of News & Information: http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/9430-notre-dame-to-commit-80-million-to-new-research-initiatives/