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22 May 2009
Improvements in health and healthcare in Wales are to be advanced by University research following the award of eight new grants totalling £1.8M to support the translation of medical research into new therapies and treatments to benefit patients.
The awards funded by the Welsh Assembly Government will help ensure that the world-leading research carried out at Cardiff will directly improve the health of people in Wales.
Of the eight awards, four were made to the School of Medicine, two to the School of Biosciences, and one each to the Schools of Pharmacy and Social Sciences. A wide range of activities are supported by the new funding, including:
The grants were awarded by the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD), part of the Welsh Assembly Government that is committed to improving the translation of research findings into clinical practice and developing the research continuum to improve health and increase wealth.
Professor Teresa Rees, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research said: "A central theme in Cardiff’s research activity is improving the health and well-being of people in Wales and beyond. The funding from WORD will significantly help the practical application of that research, bringing real benefits to society."
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