Good use of federal funds
Federal dollars are the lifeblood of academic research institutions, and when it comes to the field of medicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services uses its National Institutes of Health to send grants and other funding to institutions of higher learning where groundbreaking discoveries are taking place all over the country.
For Ohio State University, the 2021 fiscal year was record-setting, with $195 million in grants, contracts and subcontracts coming from the NIH.
“It’s through these vital research dollars that our faculty, staff and learners are able to translate findings in the lab to treatments at the bedside,” said Dr. Carol Bradford, dean of the College of Medicine at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.
Of course, some of the work being done at OSU focuses on studying the long-term effects of COVID-19.
But work is being done across the spectrum. News of the efforts comes out daily.
“Our faculty, staff and learners are focused on research that both defines fundamental biological processes as well as impacts human health,” said Peter Mohler, chief scientific officer at Wexner.
“We are grateful to work with such creative and dedicated teams.”
Creative, dedicated and resourceful, it would seem, as someone at OSU has done an excellent job securing federal funding.
Other institutions of higher learning across the country should take some pointers from the folks in Columbus who are getting the job done.