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“NIH grants are highly competitive. We assembled the ‘A Team’ so that our grant submission was clearly the best it could be,” Sanderson said. “The Research Permissions Management System that we will soon begin building is just the tip of the iceberg of what will be a comprehensive HIT infrastructure that will enable more research, attract more external investment, create more jobs in our state, and improve public health. Our hope is that this is just the first of many NIH grants.”

Moskowitz said, “The CoEE Program, The Duke Endowment and HSSC are critical catalysts for positive change in South Carolina. That the NIH recognizes this and has invested $4.8 million in our state’s health IT infrastructure is powerful validation of the vision of transforming South Carolina’s economy and public health through research.”

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$4.8 million GO grant

  • What: Research award from National Institutes of Health to bolster online clinical research trials
  • Who: Dr. Jay Moskowitz is the principal investigator

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