Media report on Maine INBRE program renewal

The Associated Press and Portland Press Herald reported on a nearly $18 million grant awarded to the MDI Biological Laboratory from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to continue work on strengthening biomedical research and training in Maine. The grant will fund the renewal of the 18-year-old Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program for another five years. MDI is the founder and leader of the statewide network of 13 educational and research institutions, including the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. MDI Biological Laboratory said two of the goals of the collaboration are to provide biomedical research experience to undergraduates and research support to young faculty members, according to the AP. U.S. News & World Report, Maine Public, San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle carried the AP report.