For the fifth year in a row, University of Virginia has been named a national Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research
For the fifth year in a row, University of Virginia has been named a national Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research by the Hartwell Foundation. UVA joins an elite list of nationally renowned institutions, such as Duke, Johns Hopkins and Cornell.
Institutions are chosen as research centers of excellence for the quality and scope of ongoing biomedical research relating to children’s health.
The Foundation considers the institutional commitment to support collaboration, provide encouragement, and extend technical support to the investigator, especially as related to translational approaches and technology transfer that could promote rapid clinical application of research results.
As part of being named a Top Ten Center, UVA will receive $100,000 in funding for a Biomedical Research Fellowship.
The 2011 Hartwell Top Ten list includes:
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- The Johns Hopkins University
- The University of Michigan
- The University of Wisconsin Madison
- University of California, Davis
- University of California, San Diego
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- University of Virginia
The Hartwell Foundation grants awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that potentially benefits children in the United States.
The general aim is to provide funds for early stage research projects that have not yet qualified for funding from traditional sources.