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Creating New Knowledge through Research and Innovation

From July 2014 to June 2015, Duquesne was awarded more than $10.5 million in research grants and funding from national and regional agencies such as National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, and the Heinz Foundation. This support has allowed Duquesne to continue creating innovative ideas, fostering partnerships, and influencing our students to do great things with what they learn.

Research Banner Duquesne's Biomedical Engineering program received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute to detect, capture and analyze circulating melanoma cells.
Research Banner The Mylan School of Pharmacy is using a $1.56 million NIH grant to develop a transport system of compounds that target the basic building blocks of cancer cells' DNA more selectively.
Research Banner To examine the efficacy of early physical intervention on infants with such neuromotor dysfunction, Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences received a $3.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.
Research Banner A $165,000 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) enables Duquesne's Chronic Pain Research Consortium to continue developing non-invasive imaging methods that pinpoint where pain-inducing inflammation originates.
Research Banner Through an $815,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the School of Nursing is improving employment opportunities for military veterans and diversifying the nursing workforce through Operation BSN: Serving the Nation, Healing the Sick.
Research Banner To encourage STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education, Duquesne University and the nonprofit Urban Innovation21 have come together to combine hands-on learning with the Citizen Science Lab, Pittsburgh's first community life sciences lab, which is supported by $550,000 in external grants from the Fisher Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Grabel Foundation, BMe Community and Hillman Foundation.
Research Banner Biology doctoral student Kate Sadler is the first Duquesne graduate student to land the highly competitive F31 Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Download the full report for more information on these and other research projects conducted at Duquesne.