Self Regional names collaborative research projects with Clemson, GGC
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:49 AM
Self Regional Healthcare selected a slate of research projects to fund with its first volley of grant dollars as part of the hospital group’s historic alliance with Clemson University and the Greenwood Genetic Center.
Alka Chaubey, the Greenwood Genetic Center’s Cytogenetics Laboratory Director, shows off new technology from a grant from Self Regional Healthcare that better identifies genetic mutations in oncology patients.
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Officials from Clemson and the Genetic Center recently announced the endowment, which will begin impacting seven selected research projects July 1 when grant dollars kick in.
The grant is part of a landmark collaboration established earlier this year when Self Regional announced it would become the lead hospital partnering with Clemson and the Genetic Center for a project between the two facilities. As part of that February announcement, the hospital group pledged to donate $5.6 million to the endeavor during the next three years, which included $1.2 million in funding for genetic research each year.
Genetic Center officials said last week’s announced donation represented the first year of that funding.
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