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CIBR

Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR)

A key objective of the ACCEL-Med Initiative is to significantly and measurably increase the pace and scope of scientific discoveries and innovations, and this cannot be achieved without cutting-edge technologies and equipment, and the most knowledgeable staff to guide, teach and, in some cases, lead these pursuits.

CIBR Page ImageOur new “CIBR program” will bring together most of our core and resource technologies into a single, centralized facility, on the 7th floor of the Bressler Research Building, and on the 6th floor of Howard Hall and Health Sciences Facility I.

The CIBR facilities serve as a center of excellence for state-of-the-art technologies, equipment, and expertise that supports biomedical research, clinical practice and health care in the state of Maryland and the region. The new facilities give faculty greater access to sophisticated instrumentation, as well as highly-trained technical staff who can offer support to faculty on experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and provide training for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

CIBR ButtonThe CIBR space was dedicated on November 22, 2013, during a ceremony held prior to the start of the inaugural Festival of Science. Dr. Francis Collins, President Perman, the School of Medicine’s distinguished Scientific Advisory Council members, and many of our faculty and staff attended the dedication ceremony. The new facilities feature the most advanced gene sequencing technology available today, with the ability to generate complete genetic information from a sample within a 48-hour period. The facilities serve as a center of excellence for state-of-the-art technologies, equipment, and expertise that supports biomedical research, clinical practice and health care in the state of Maryland and the region. The new facilities give faculty greater access to sophisticated instrumentation as well as highly-trained technical staff who can offer support to faculty on experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and provide training for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. The School of Medicine core directors also provide outstanding support for large, multi-investigator grants, including program project and center grants, and have a proven track record of securing funding.

The School has a successful history of securing shared instrumentation grants, bringing in approximately $25 million in equipment funding. In 2010, it was awarded the largest NIH shared instrumentation grant, totaling nearly $8 million.

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