From the Strib:
The University of Minnesota lost a federal grant for an institute that helps bring medical advances from the laboratory into clinical practice. U officials hope they will get funding restored next year, but acknowledge that the interruption will lead to some belt-tightening in 2017.
The university first landed the $51 million, five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant in 2011. It used that money to develop its Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which provides support and training to researchers involved in health care and medical research.
The grant is the largest the U has ever received from the NIH. But officials at the university’s Academic Health Center were notified recently that their proposal to secure a renewal of the grant fell short.