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November 25th, 2005

Nano-Biotechnology Training Will Help Create Hybrid Researchers

A $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, announced today, will help create a new graduate training program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. The NBMed program will provide interdisciplinary training in nanotechnology and biology to a new generation of graduate students from three schools within Johns Hopkins. The goal is to provide a broader range of knowledge and skills to people embarking on careers in biology and medicine. Drawing from doctoral students in nine departments in the schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine, the program is designed to help researchers acquire expertise in more than one academic area, giving them the tools needed to develop new biomaterials, drug delivery systems, biosensors and diagnostic devices.

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