Northeastern University receives $1.15 million National Institutes of Health grant
Boston Business Journal - 08/26/2014
Northeastern University students will have the opportunity to co-op with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute thanks to a $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The school has been competing for years to receive funding from the federal group, hoping to train undergraduates in nanomedicine, the science of using molecules to more precisely deploy cancer drugs.
Sequestration snatched the opportunity from the school in the past, yet this funding cycle proved more generous.
“I think this is an exciting new area with great promise in cancer treatment – the use of nanomedicine for cancer,” said Dr. Srinivas Sridhar, a professor of Physics, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University and the man spearheading the “CaNCURE (Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences) program. “…We also need to have the people who are trained in this, in this new approach, and that’s why also the partnership is so important.”