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UWF receives million dollar chemistry grant

The National Institute of Health is giving nearly one million dollars to the University of West Florida.

The grant will benefit "Under Represented" students pursuing a research career in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Selected students will receive around 16,000 dollars each for tuition and housing support.
They'll also get money for supplies and for summer research projects.
The money will be distributed over the next five years.
Dr. Karen Molek: "These very students who might not have a shot at going to undergraduate can now not only go to undergraduate but maybe not even have to work during their undergraduate career, so that they can now spend time in the research lab. That allows the students to potentially you know, be able to go on to high caliber Ph.D. and MD Ph.D. programs."

The Dean of Arts and Sciences says the grant is an opportunity to establish UWF as a research center.