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NIH Awards University of Washington, Partner Institutions $6.5M for Reusable, Reproducible Biomedical Modeling

By August 13, 2018No Comments

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6.5 million, five-year grant to the University of Washington and partner institutions to establish the Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. The center’s primary goal is to develop more effective predictive models of biological systems, which are used in research and medicine.

“We are delighted that the NIH has made this award,” said Herbert Sauro, a UW associate professor of bioengineering and incoming director of the center. “We believe the research at the center will enable credible models that can be used in the clinic to improve patient care.”

Other faculty involved with the center are John Gennari, UW associate professor of biomedical informatics and medical education; Jonathan Karr, an assistant professor of genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Ion Moraru, professor of cell biology at the University of Connecticut; and David Nickerson, a senior research fellow in bioengineering at the University of Auckland.