This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. The Administrative Leadership Core (ALC) of this application has been designated to assume the leadership in developing an adequate research environment to conduct the Universidad Central del Caribe to a more productive scientific enterprise. This setting encompasses a Leadership Core with experienced administrators and staff in research management, a Scientific Research Development Unit to foster research faculty development in basic and clinical investigation, and a Data Management and Statistical Research Support unit as a complementary specialized service to the research efforts by the faculty. The ALC will act as the flagship of the overall proposed plan and will be accountable for its execution. The research plan that this administrative component proposes to oversee, contemplates to strengthen the Retrovirus Research Center by providing expert personnel and the HSALC;to strengthen the Neuroscience Research Center, which will nurture an intellectually stimulating environment (mentoring, collaborations, exchange program, a Behavioral Testing Facility and a Neuronal and Glial Culture Facility) for neuroscience research, and create a Cancer Research Center, which will have a cluster of investigators studying dietary compounds as potential cancer preventive and therapeutic agents. In addition, the ALC will continue supporting essential research cores (Optical Imagine, Protein and Nucleic Acid Core Facilities and Common Instrumentation Area and Services);and create a Biomedical Proteomics Facility. Furthermore, the ALC will provide support to five pilot projects in the areas of retrovirology, neuroscience and cancer and implement an RCMI evaluation plan to appraise accomplishments. The judicious implementation of this plan is considered pivotal to consolidate UCC's past, present and future research efforts.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award (G12)
Project #
5G12RR003035-26
Application #
8357090
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-RI-B (01))
Project Start
2011-07-01
Project End
2012-06-30
Budget Start
2011-07-01
Budget End
2012-06-30
Support Year
26
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$55,787
Indirect Cost
Name
Universidad Central Del Caribe
Department
Type
Other Domestic Higher Education
DUNS #
090534694
City
Bayamon
State
PR
Country
United States
Zip Code
00960
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