MUSC reports record outside research funding

Charleston, SC (AP) - Despite a slow economy, the Medical University of South Carolina reports it received a record $238 million in outside research funding for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The Charleston university announced Wednesday the figure represented an increase of more than $4 million over the previous fiscal year.

It was the fourth consecutive year that MUSC received more than $200 million in outside research support.

Last year's figure included more than $117 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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