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NIH Partnered in Rebuilding and Transforming NYU Research Facilities From Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast, causing devastation across the New York metropolitan area (Figure 1). Extensive water damage and power outages occurred throughout NYU Langone Health’s Manhattan main campus, affecting multiple research and clinical facilities and necessitating emergency patient evacuations.

T35/F30 Trainee, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Ph.D., Advances Obesity Research

Dr. Kieran Koch-Laskowski, currently enrolled in the Combined D.V.M.–Ph.D. Program at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has had aspirations of pursuing veterinary school since childhood. Her innate love of animals and desire to help them steered her toward an undergraduate program at the University of Pennsylvania to earn a B.A. in the biological basis of behavior (neuroscience).

ORIP Support for Small Businesses Leads to New Commercial Technology Outcomes That Benefit Community Resources and Advance Research Discoveries

ORIP participates in two federal grant programs that provide funding to small businesses: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The primary goal of ORIP’s small business programs is to attract innovative SBIR/STTR projects that could benefit research resources and communities associated with ORIP’s mission.

ARRA Program Helps Enable Revolutionary Discoveries in Gene Therapy

Located within the heart of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute, the Clinical Vector Core (CVC) fills a unique role within the biomedical research community. The CVC provides services to academic, industry, and government groups for the advancement of gene therapy research. An ORIP award (G20RR030997) administered through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant program—whose goals were to stimulate the U.S.

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