Regional Center of Excellence

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On June 1, 2005, Colorado State University was awarded a four-year, $40 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Regional Center of Excellence, or RCE, for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases research and training.

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Larry Penley, President, CSU:

  1. Northern Colorado is the top place in the world for infectious disease research.
  2. CSU and the federal government have joined together in infectious disease research.
  3. CSU has the outstanding faculty that allow this type of grant to come to Northern Colorado.

Hank Gardner, interim VP for Research:

  1. The RCE is one of the largest awards ever received by CSU, and is focused on global public health.
  2. Another example of CSU's growing capabilities to address global public health issues.

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Larry Penley

Larry Penley, President, CSU

Hank Gardner

Hank Gardner, interim VP for Research

Barry Beaty

Barry Beaty, RCE Principle Investigator

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