Rochester, MN (KROC-AM) - The Mayo Clinic has been notified the National Institutes of Health has renewed one of Mayo’s largest government research grants.

The $48.5 million dollar award is for the next five years and will support Mayo researchers in finding ways to apply new scientific discoveries and create therapies to benefit patients.

“We are very pleased at this news and the continued confidence from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences,” says Sundeep Khosla, M.D., director of Mayo’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and principal investigator on the grant. “This will allow us to build on the last decade of success and especially to bolster our educational programs for researchers and our community engagement efforts for clinical research participants.”

When the program was launched in 2006, Mayo was among only a dozen institutions to receive funding. Mayo’s first renewal of the grant was approved in 2011.

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