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Dr. Parvesh Kumar: Providing Leadership for Research at UNLV School of Medicine

Thanks to a 5-year $20.3 million dollar grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health, UNLV will continue to lead a research network of 13 universities across the Mountain West.  Dr. Parvesh Kumar, the UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean of Research, says $20 million research grant will have a huge impact in improving the health of residents in Mountain West states.

The Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network or CTR-IN is the largest federally funded grant at UNLV and in the State of Nevada.  It is designed to expand the research capacity of UNLV and its partner institutions across seven Mountain West states with the aim of improving the health of its residents.

Led by principal investigator Dr. Parvesh Kumar, the UNLV School of Medicine Vice Dean of Research, the CTR-IN has spawned multiple research projects from investigators throughout the 13 universities, including research on Parkinson’s disease by UNLV Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences assistant professor Brach Poston.

“Faculty members ability to secure such a large amount of extramural funding demonstrates the difference the CTR-IN is making at the participating universities,” Kumar said. “It’s spurring further research infrastructure development, which is one of our major objectives of this grant.”

As reported by the UNLV School of Medicine.  For a complete story, please click here…

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