University of Leicester involved in three new Biomedical Research Units

Posted by pt91 at Sep 14, 2011 03:05 PM |
New partnerships focus on Cardiovascular Diseases; Diet, Lifestyle and Nutrition and Respiratory Disease.

The National Institute for Health Research has announced their largest ever investment in ‘early stage’ health research, and the University of Leicester has been awarded £15.5 million for three research partnerships:

  • The Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, based at Glenfield Hospital, is a collaboration with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. It has received a £6.5 million award to continue its work.
  • University Hospitals of Leicester in partnership with Loughborough University and the University of Leicester have received funding of £4.5 million to establish a National Centre for Biomedical Research in Diet, Lifestyle and Nutrition.  This is one of only two such units funded in the country and recognises Leicester and Loughborough’s international expertise in this field. 
  • Funding of £4.5 million has been awarded to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester to establish a biomedical research unit in respiratory disease.

Read more about the new Biomedical Research Units