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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH/DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES I am pleased to release Contract and Grant Awards Fiscal Year 97, which lists contract and grant (C&G) awards received by the University of New Mexico (UNM) during the period from July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997, FY97. These awards represent new funds that were acquired during FY97 by the main campus, branch campuses and education centers and the Health Sciences Center (HSC). The HSC includes the School of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy. The awards received for FY97 total $159.7M, of which $109.6M is attributed to the main campus. These awards assist in providing resources that are necessary to improve the quality of research and teaching at UNM. They also enhance the opportunities for students to be trained in state-of-the-art laboratories in a variety of disciplines. During FY97, $6.3M was paid to 605 graduate students for research assistantships. Please join me in thanking our dedicated faculty, staff and students involved in the research, public service and instruction efforts at UNM. It is their successful endeavors that enhance UNMs visibility at the national and international levels, as well as contribute to the economic growth of New Mexico and the region. Thanks are also due to a number of individuals who have helped in preparing this report. In particular, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Denise Wallen, Ann Powell and Valerie Roybal of the Office of Research Services, and Marsha Truax of the Health Sciences Center. As always, I welcome your comments and questions with respect to this annual report, and other issues related to research activities at UNM. Nasir Ahmed, Presidential Professor Interim Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies'


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