MUSC receives record research funding

NBC News
Carolyn Murray
August 12, 2011

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) received a record amount of research funding this fiscal year. Total grant support from outside sources topped $238 million. Research awards surpassed the $200 million mark for the fourth consecutive year, with a $4.4 million dollar increase over the prior year. The record funding includes more than $117 million from the National Institutes of Health.

“The continued growth of the research programs in the face of general economic challenges is simply amazing and is an important contributor to our regional economy. We have an outstanding research team at MUSC.” said Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D., MUSC Associate Provost for Research and pharmacology professor.

Biomedical research is becoming an important part of the regional economy and is one of the strategic areas for growth in the plans of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. Research funding at MUSC creates new jobs in the region as research teams move to the area and expand their programs by hiring staff.

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