Monday, December 22, 2014

More than $64 million included in University System budget for GRU

cancer centerMore than $64 million in funding – for Georgia Regents University cancer research and clinical care, and health sciences educational space – is included in the University System of Georgia’s proposed 2014 budget.

“I am extremely appreciative and encouraged by the support from Governor Nathan Deal, the Regents, and the Georgia General Assembly,” said GRU President Ricardo Azziz. “Today’s approval of our request for funding to support health care and educational needs demonstrates the state’s investment in our university and in the health and well-being of the citizens of Georgia.”

Included in the system’s $1.883 billion proposal are $45 million for construction of a new cancer research building, $5 million for J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons Building equipment, $10 million for cancer research, and $4.6 million for other institutional priorities which include Complete College Georgia, new academic programs, new faculty recruitment, and College of Dental Medicine enrollment growth.

Other highlights of the system’s budget proposal include:

  • The overall budget increased from $1.828 billion to $1.883 billion, an increase $54.6 million or 2.98 percent.
  • $29.1 million received for full funding for health insurance, retirees, TRS and ERS.
  • Over $300 million in funding received for capital projects.
  • $63 million in new formula funds to support enrollment growth.

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  1. News like this is so exciting and truly gives hope in developing better treatments and/or cures. I wonder when the new facility is expected to begin construction and completion. An endeavor of that magnitude could take a few years to come to fruition considering it will be a 45 million dollar project.

  2. What an amazing undertaking. Congrats to GRU for expanding their capabilities in cancer research.

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