What is INBRE?
INBRE – IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence – is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build the infrastructure they need to compete successfully for federal NIH funding.
More about INBRE
Nevada INBRE’s first funding cycle ran from 2005 to 2010. During that period Nevada INBRE supported researchers at the state’s primary research institutions: University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada Cancer Institute. This support included funds for early career investigators as well as funds to establish and expand a series of statewide research service facilities. In addition, INBRE established and developed a Biomedical Students Pipeline Program that mentored under‐represented students enrolled in Nevada’s undergraduate colleges.
INBRE's Second Funding Cycle
Nevada INBRE’s second funding cycle runs from 2010-2015. The focus of this funding cycle is to build on the infrastructure developed during the first five years and to build new programs based on new NIH initiatives in clinical translational research as well as building more programs to serve undergraduates and encourage high school students to pursue degrees in the sciences.
The following programs make up the focus of Nevada INBRE’s second funding cycle:
Bringing more biomedical researchers to Nevada
Nevada INBRE contributes startup funds to our research institutions in order attract high-quality researchers and to assure that when they arrive in Nevada they have the resources they need to hit the ground running. Traditionally Nevada has struggled to offer competitive startup packages that can attract investigators who are most likely to build successful research programs. Our goal is to allow Nevada to draw more highly productive promising biomedical scientists to our state.
Supporting research service laboratories
INBRE provides subsidies to a number of service labs so that they can charge competitive rates. INBRE supports service labs in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, cytometry, tissue culture, in vivo imaging and confocal microscopy. INBRE's research laboratories.
Enhancing programs to train the next generation of biomedical researchers
INBRE continues to build on its successful and popular Biomedical Students Pipeline Program to prepare students at primarily undergraduate institutions for transition to four-year research institutions and for entry into graduate school. During this funding cycle, INBRE is funding programs at Truckee Meadows Community College, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College and Great Basin College. INBRE will continue to fund undergraduate research opportunities by putting students in research labs and giving them critical hands-on research experience. These experiences are often the critical influence that inspires students to pursue research careers. Pipeline Program information.
Developing expertise in clinical and translational science
Nevada INBRE is partnering with University of California Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center to develop clinical and translational research expertise within Nevada. Residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine are participating in a clinical epidemiology course at the UC Davis STSC and a number of INBRE-supported researchers are receiving mentoring from faculty at the STSC for their research projects. Learn more about this partnership with UC Davis.
Collaborating with other Western IDeA States
Nevada INBRE is collaborating with other Western IDeA states (Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii) by funding Undergraduate Student Interstate Research Opportunities, regional scientific and programmatic meetings, and a regional resource exchange. Learn more about these partner institutions.