A biomedical research program based at the University of Rhode Island has received $18.8 million in new grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Created in 2001, The Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE), was intended to expand the state's biomedical research capacity. Since that time, it has received $42 million in federal grants, according to URI officials.
The new funding will shift the focus to research in areas of cancer, neuroscience and molecular toxicology.
RISD and Rhode Island Hospital are running an exhibition where 11 artists display their creative works inspired by biomedical research.
Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art is hosted by Lifespan and RISD. This collection celebrates Rhode Island Hospital’s 150th anniversary.
RISD’s Director of Government Relations, Babette Allina, is an independent artist showing in the exhibition. She describes how the gallery showcases various pieces that have their own, individual background.