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USF Sarasota-Manatee lab gets $50K boost

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  • | 4:56 p.m. December 15, 2014
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USF Sarasota-Manatee received a $50,000 grant that will go toward to construction of laboratory space on campus for independent faculty research in biology, biomedical sciences and social science.

The grant, according to a release, is from the Harry Sudakoff Foundation. Construction, of what will be The Harry Sudakoff Faculty Research Laboratory, is expected to begin in the spring. School officials say the new lab space, in addition to research, will also provide a boost for nearby businesses and communities in developing a workforce trained in a research environment.

“The best way to help guarantee productive, successful research is to provide faculty with the necessary tools, scientific equipment and technology needed to foster and maintain the integrity of the investigative processes,” USF Sarasota-Manatee Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Jane Rose says in the release. “A community of inquiry is established around a research topic as teachers and students exchange ideas, questions and insights with others. Classroom discussions and assignments are richer and more insightful because students are actively engaged with faculty that has a seminal interest in the subject matter.”

The Harry Sudakoff Foundation, named for Harry Sudakoff, a builder and developer from New York City who relocated to Sarasota in the early 1960's, has given grants to a host of area organizations. The list includes All Faiths Food Bank, the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.


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