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DSU Neuroscience Program Receives Record-Breaking Research Grant

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DOVER, Del. - Two local colleges will share a record-breaking $10.5 million research grant. 

It will be divided between Delaware State University and University of Delaware's neuroscience programs.

"We need to make Delaware a world-class community, a real-world leader in research and science," said Sen. Chris Coons (D).

At only 4-years-old, the DSU neuroscience program is still in its infancy stage.  As of yet, they boast no graduates.  But when the National Institutes of Health announced the university would be getting $7.3 million in grant money, there's no room for baby-steps.

It's time to sprint.     

"We're the first historically black college in the nation to have an award like," said DSU Pres. Dr. Harry L. Williams. "This is really remarkable."

"It will improve the offerings here for science and technology at a time when our country needs that more than ever," said Rep. John Carney (D).

"To turn a middling economic recovery into a vibrant economic recovery by investing in our workforce and skills that are needed and not found often enough," said Sen. Tom Carper (D).

With the funding, research labs throughout the university will be revamped.  There will be brand new facilities, brand new equipment.

UD will get $3.2 million towards their neuroscience program.  Both schools will receive the money over a 5-year period, unless there are any unexpected budget cuts.

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