Salus University, formerly the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), was originally established as a single purpose educational institution graduating eye care professionals with the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. PCO then expanded its horizons within health professions education, by the addition of clinical training programs in rehabilitation and audiology and, most recently adding a physician's assistant's (PA) program. Salus University has a long-standing emphasis in biomedical research, and maintains a1648 sq. ft. vivarium plus a 492 sq. ft, quarantine area in support of its biomedical research program. The following proposal is for equipment that would accomplish two major goals of the institution. These goals are to improve the quality of the environmental control of the vivarium by purchasing and installing a new HVAC system to replace the current aging system and also assure the continuity of the environmental control of the vivarium by purchasing and installing a dedicated emergency power generator of sufficient capacity to operate the HVAC and other critical husbandry and program requirements.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
Type
Grants for Repair, Renovation and Modernization of Existing Research Facilities (G20)
Project #
1G20OD013102-01A1
Application #
8185279
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-STRB-7 (01))
Program Officer
Mccullough, Willie
Project Start
2012-06-11
Project End
2014-06-10
Budget Start
2012-06-11
Budget End
2014-06-10
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$452,796
Indirect Cost
Name
Salus University
Department
None
Type
Schools of Optometry/Ophthalmol
DUNS #
077069904
City
Elkins Park
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19027