Pittsburg State faculty and students are involved in a federally-funded effort to enhance biomedical research and training. This web site describes the activities of the program on this campus.
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) to foster research within states that traditionally have not received significant levels of competitive funding from the NIH. One of the approaches of the IDeA Program and the source of support on this campus was the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks (BRIN) now referred to as the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE).
The objectives of K-INBRE are to:
K-INBRE funding is also intended to strengthen the basic science departments of the undergraduate institutions in the network by involving students in research. The undergraduate institutions also serve an important "feeder" role to the science departments of graduate schools within the IDeA-eligible areas.
The lead campus for K-INBRE is the University of Kansas Medical Center. Participants in Kansas K-INBRE in addition to Pittsburg State University are Emporia State University, Forth Hays State University, Haskell Indian Nation University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Washburn University, and Wichita State University.
PittState KINBRE attendees from Biology and Chemistry at the 2013 Conference
[Starting on the left side going from front to back:Column 1: Dr. Dave Gordon, Whitney Baldridge, Dr. James McAfee, Colten CaldwellColumn 2: Boya Abudu, Sarah Base, Kaleb Nickell, Michael Noble, Christopher WardColumn 3: Dr. Irene Zegar, Emily Rausch, Josh Wormington, Austin PriceColumn 4: Samantha Young, Sierra Foster, Dr. Virginia Rider, Kurt Herron, Miles CrowleyColumn 5: Dr. Dan Zurek, Lauren Renner, Sara Verga, Dr. Karl Kunkel, Dr. Phil HarriesColumn 6: Dr. Xiaolu Wu, Joshua Yoemans, Dr. Peter Chung, Ryan WoodruffColumn 7: Zarna Marfatia, Kristopher Parker, Johnna Foster, Ryan WierColumn 8: Megan Kramer, Ella Conley, Kelsey Knisley, Bradley AubinColumn 9: Margaret Cook, Trevor Harris]
Campus Representative (and Faculty Mentor)
Department of Biology [or Department of Chemistry] Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 6676