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University President Harris Pastides (center) with MUSC President Ray Greenberg (left) and Robert Nance, delegate from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn's office.
University President Harris Pastides (center) with MUSC President Ray Greenberg (left) and Robert Nance, representing the office of U.S. Rep. James Clyburn.

NSF announces $20 million research award to state

The National Science Foundation on Thursday (July 23) awarded $20 million to 10 S.C. colleges and universities to establish a statewide alliance in the field of tissue biofabrication, a pioneering research field that could lead to the production of human organs.

The University of South Carolina will join the Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson University in the alliance, which will include the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Furman University, Denmark Technical College, Greenville Technical College and three of the state’s historically black colleges and universities, Claflin University, S.C. State University and Voorhees College. The S.C. Research Authority is the fiscal agent of the award.

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$20 million NSF award

  • Award recipients:University of South Carolina (Columbia and Beaufort campuses), MUSC, Clemson, Furman, Denmark Technical College, Greenville Technical College, Claflin, S.C. State and Voorhees.
  • Award focus: Tissue biofabrication.
  • The university's share: Columbia campus to enhance emerging biomedical research program; Beaufort campus to enhance research infrastructure and expand research opportunities in computational science.

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