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February 6, 2019

Univ. of St. Joseph gets $64,000 grant for biomedical research

Photo | University of St. Joseph Biology students at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford.

The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford says it’s biomedical sciences program is being upgraded through a $64,000 state grant for new laboratory equipment to aid teaching and research.

The private, nonprofit, Catholic college announced Tuesday it received the funding from the quasi-public Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits.

New state-of-the-art equipment, school officials said, will enhance faculty and student research, and undergraduate programs in biology. It will also spur student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields, they said.

In addition to educational support, CHEFA, based in Hartford, provides financial assistance to healthcare and childcare providers, and other nonprofit organizations.

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