March 18, 2015

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Local and School Officals Announce More Than $17 Million in Grants for Capital Projects, Equipment and Supplies in Greater Boston

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) joined elected officials and local school leaders at Roxbury Community College to announce more than $17 million in funding for life sciences-related capital projects and nearly $800,000 in grants to purchase equipment and supplies for high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area.

The capital grants were awarded to educational institutions and medical centers in Boston and Cambridge, including $3 million in funding for Roxbury Community College (RCC) to upgrade and equip its currently outdated lab training facilities. Other institutions and programs that are receiving grants include the Boston University Business Innovation Center, Boston University Medical School and Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Forsyth Institute jointly with Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Just-A-Start (JAS) Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jorge Bonilla, the Student Trustee at Roxbury Community College, participates in the announcement of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s capital awards in the greater Boston region, including a $3 million grant for the construction of new training facilities at Roxbury Community College. Also pictured from left to right are: MLSC President & CEO Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President of RCC Dr. Valerie Roberson, State Representative Russell Holmes and City of Boston Chief of Education Turahn Dorsey.

Jorge Bonilla, the Student Trustee at Roxbury Community College, participates in the announcement of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s capital awards in the greater Boston region, including a $3 million grant for the construction of new training facilities at Roxbury Community College. Also pictured from left to right are: MLSC President & CEO Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President of RCC Dr. Valerie Roberson, State Representative Russell Holmes and City of Boston Chief of Education Turahn Dorsey.

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