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Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Science (PiBBs) Awarded Funding for Next 5 Years

September 30, 2009

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded PiBBs a Phase II interdisciplinary research training grant totaling $2 million over five years. This training grant will provide sustained support for interdisciplinary research training that integrates the biomedical sciences with the physical sciences and engineering. The award represents the second phase of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-NIBIB Interfaces Initiative for Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Training, a collaborative training program that was developed jointly by both institutions with the goal of increasing interdisciplinary training opportunities. From the department of Computer Science, Professor Stephanie ForrestAssociate Professor Terran Lane and Assistant Professor Melanie Moses and PhD candidates Sushmita Roy, George Bezerra, and Drew Levin have been contributing to this research initiative. This renewed funding will create more opportunity for interdisciplinary students and researchers in upcoming years.