Four Calif. Institutions To Receive $45M in NIH Grants To Bolster Use of Big Data in Medical Research
Last week, NIH announced that four California institutions -- UCLA, University of Southern California, UC-Santa Barbara and Stanford University -- will be awarded about $45 million over the next four years as part of a larger funding initiative to improve the use of big data in medical research. As part of the effort, researchers at UCLA have received an initial $1.5 million grant to analyze the cloud and produce data on protein markers for cardiovascular disease.
- "Big Data, Meet Big Money: NIH Funds Centers To Crunch Health Data" (Healy, "Science Now," Los Angeles Times, 10/9).
- "UCLA Receives $11 Million Grant To Lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing" (Schmidt, Imperial Valley News, 10/12).
- "Scripps Scientists Named to 'Big Data' Project" (Fikes, U-T San Diego, 10/10).