New Grant Supports Co-ops in Cancer Nanomedicine
August 19, 2014
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to train the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists and clinicians through a unique experiential learning program.
The grant aligns with Northeastern’s focus on discovering solutions to global challenges in health, one of the university’s three programmatic pillars.
“Nanotechnology is leading to breakthroughs in diagnosis and therapy of many diseases, particularly cancer, leading to the new discipline of cancer nanomedicine,” said principal investigator Srinivas Sridhar, Northeastern’s Arts and Science Distinguished Professor of Physics, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering, and the director of the university’s IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology program. “Advances in the field are beginning to have revolutionary impact on healthcare.”