New England College Receives Award from National Institutes of Health
Pictured (l to r): Dr. Lori Bergeron, Associate Professor of Biology Greg Palmer, Director of Development Operations Dr. James Newcomb, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Debra Dunlop, Professor of Biology Dr. Heather Chabot, Associate Professor of Psychology.
President Michele D. Perkins announces the award of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a $15.4 million grant to ten institutions of higher education in the State of New Hampshire. The award, funded over a period of three years, will support a variety of projects allowing students and faculty at New England College to conduct biomedical research, upgrade science facilities, and provide research and technical training to both students and faculty.
According to Dr. Perkins, the grant establishes the New Hampshire Idea Network of Biological Research Excellence known as INBRE.
New England College has been awarded in excess of $650,000 but the final amount will be determined when the actual distribution is made by NIH. New England College faculty members Dr. Lori Bergeron, Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. James Newcomb, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Dr. Heather Chabot, Associate Professor of Psychology, are research investigators at New England College who will conduct specific research that involves undergraduate students over the academic year and throughout
“The INBRE grant is a direct reflection of the New England College mission to support engaged learning for our undergraduate students,” stated President Perkins. “This is an opportunity for our College to enhance the culture of research on our campus, to sustain the important research projects currently pursued by our faculty, and to provide opportunities to engage in research that would lead to potential careers in biomedical research for our students.”
The INBRE grant is part of a statewide collaboration of undergraduate research facilities that include Dartmouth Medical School, the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, Colby-Sawyer College, St. Anselm College, Franklin Pierce University, River Valley Community College, and Great Bay Community College.