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Center for Research Excellence



The goal of the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is to increase the NIH research capacity of the state by programmatic expansion and networking of research activities of faculty and students at academic institutions through the state.

This SC INBRE goal will be achieved by supporting the career development of faculty and hands-on research training of students at the three research universities in South Carolina -Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina- and at ten 4-year institutions: Claflin University, Coastal Carolina University, The College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, Furman University in consortium with Converse College, Presbyterian College, South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina Aiken and Winthrop University. Also affiliated with SC INBRE are Anderson University, Benedict College, Lander University and the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Main Strategies of SC INBRE

  1. Provide access to resources for support of research activity at all institutions in SC;
  2. Provide training and resources for preparation of competitive grant proposals; and
  3. Develop competitive grants programs to involve faculty at Mentored and Outreach institutions, and provide a unique opportunity to enhance productive interactions among academic institutions throughout the state and thereby accelerating growth of biomedical research activities in the state.

Management and Oversight

Principal Investigator

Lucia Pirisi-Creek, MD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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Program Coordinator

Dr. Edie Goldsmith

Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of South Carolina
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Oversight for the activities performed as part of the INBRE grant are overseen by two committees: the External Advisory Committee, comprised of researchers and administrators from non-IDeA jurisdictions, and the Steering Committee, comprised of leadership from the participating Mentor and Mentored institutions.