Pittsburg State faculty and students are involved in a federally-funded effort to enhance biomedical research and training. This web site describes the activities of the program on this campus.
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) to foster research within states that traditionally have not received significant levels of competitive funding from the NIH. One of the approaches of the IDeA Program and the source of support on this campus was the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks (BRIN) now referred to as the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE).
The objectives of K-INBRE are to:
K-INBRE funding is also intended to strengthen the basic science departments of the undergraduate institutions in the network by involving students in research. The undergraduate institutions also serve an important "feeder" role to the science departments of graduate schools within the IDeA-eligible areas.
The lead campus for K-INBRE is the University of Kansas Medical Center. Participants in Kansas K-INBRE in addition to Pittsburg State University are Emporia State University, Forth Hays State University, Haskell Indian Nation University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Washburn University, and Wichita State University.
PittState K-INBRE attendees from Biology and Chemistry at the 2015 Conference
First Row, Left to RightXiaolu Wu, Anuradha Bhusri, Lindsey Oneal, Irene Zegar, Tuhina Santra, Santi Santra, Samantha Meneely, Kalee Woody, Rachel Miller, Ashley Jimenez, Mandy Peak, Hannah Devries
Second Row, Left to rightJody Neef, Deaven Thompson, Trista Dugan, David Schlee, Tayita Abudu, Maria Newmaster, Ali Hroobi
Third Row, Left to rightDave Gordon, Ram Raghaven, Nelson Elbers, Virginia Rider, John Candler, Josh Yeomans, Peter Chung
Fourth Row, Left to rightBlaze Heckert, James McAfee, Phil Harries, Jayden Bowen, Karsten Kreech, Raymond Westby, Evan Noel
Campus Representative (and Faculty Mentor)
Department of Biology [or Department of Chemistry] Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 6676