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Flint Animal Cancer Center Awarded $2 Million AEP Funding
The Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center has been awarded $2 million in funding from Colorado State University’s Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) to allow the ACC to further develop research programs in experimental therapeutics, functional imaging, and molecular differentiators of cancer; as well as to enhance faculty recruiting and retention, and undergraduate and graduate programs.
The AEP award builds on recent donations to the ACC, including a $1 million gift received in June to start a cancer biology program of study. The graduate program will become the first of its kind in the country. The anonymous donor requested that the gift be used to fund curriculum development and be administered through the Morris Animal Foundation.
The Academic Enrichment Program at Colorado State is a source of one-time funds to support unique, high quality academic programs at the University during the next five to 10 years. For proposals to gain approval, they must show high quality and pursuit of excellence, and provide supporting evidence of ability to acquire matching funds.
Special recognition goes to Dr. Robert Ullrich, the ACCs’ Director of Research; Dr. Ed Gillette, Assistant Director of Research; and Dr. Stephen Withrow, Director of the Animal Cancer Center for their vision and hard work in gaining approval for the ACC’s Academic Enhancement Program proposal. A more detailed story about the AEP award to the Animal Cancer Center will appear in the College’s Insight magazine in the Fall Research Edition scheduled for release in September.