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Kansas Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

K-INBRE is funded through the National Institute General Medical Sciences for the purpose of strengthening biomedical research and training researchers in the state of Kansas. The overall goal of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program is to broaden the geographic distribution of NIH funding by increasing the competitiveness of investigators located in states that have historically had low success in acquiring NIH research funds.

The network's lead institution is the University of Kansas Medical Center (K-INBRE). The program includes three Partner Institutions ( University of Kansas-Lawrence, Kansas State University and Wichita State University) and six Outreach Institutions:    ( Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Langston University, Pittsburg State University and Washburn University).

The K-INBRE proposal identifies a specific scientific focus area (Cell and Developmental Biology) consisting of four themes: 1. Reproduction and embryonic development, 2. Organogenesis, 3. Developmental neuroscience and 4. Cellular and developmental pathologies.

ESU works within the aims of the K-INBRE proposal by providing research support for faculty and student researchers who conduct research consistent with these themes. It is our goal to inspire outstanding undergraduates to pursue careers in biomedical research in Kansas and to strengthen the biomedical research environment at ESU.

K-INBER is funded by NIH Grant # P20 RR16475 From the INBRE program of the National Center for Research Resources. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIH.