The Center focuses on obtaining infrastructure grants, facilitating interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration and mentorship/career development for research investigators. Acquiring research funding through the establishment of infrastructure grants is essential to the Center's mission. These grants go beyond addressing a
single research issue, building knowledge in broad areas of science and providing important resources. Obtaining infrastructure grants requires the contribution of multiple investigators, including the participation of external institutions.
Collaboration involves team members from diverse disciplines
and involves faculty at different academic ranks and levels of
expertise, from graduate students to senior full professors. This interdisciplinary, multi-institutional approach creates an environment
that promotes mentoring and career development of research investigators
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