The King Program has been Florida’s flagship program for supporting statewide, merit-based science for more than ten years.
King Program Grantees are working to bring new solutions and treatments to Floridians suffering from diseases related to tobacco use including pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and nicotine addiction.
Grantees’ research has attracted $173.5 million in additional federal and private funds to expand research capacity and to hire highly skilled personnel, to develop vital research collaborations, and to establish commercialization partnerships – all of which form the bedrock of medical breakthroughs.
Aside from the obvious benefits of improved health outcomes, supporting research through competitive grant programs stimulates Florida’s economy and attracts new research talent to Florida. More than 1,000 researchers, lab personnel, and graduate students across the state have been able to dedicate time to research initiatives as a result of King Program funding.
The 2011 Annual Report demonstrates, through dozens of Grantee quotes and Program statistics, that working on Florida’s top causes of death and funding only the most promising, scientifically rigorous projects is leading to better healthcare options and a reduced healthcare burden for Florida.
Click on the follow link to access the King Program 2011 Annual Report.
The Bankhead-Coley Program completed its fifth full year of operation in 2011, with 183 grants awarded since the Program’s inception. Bankhead-Coley Grants focus on discoveries that will lead to the effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of all forms of cancer. Bankhead-Coley grantees have attracted $119 million in federal and private funds as of June 2011. Program funding has allowed more than 740 researchers, lab personnel, and graduate students across Florida to dedicate time to research initiatives. As a result, Bankhead-Coley Grantees have formed new research and business collaborations around the state to transform discoveries into improved treatments.
The 2011 Annual Report highlights the work of both new and established researchers and demonstrates the difference Bankhead-Coley Grantees are making to increase Florida’s research capacity and to accelerate medical breakthroughs.
Click on the follow link to access the Bankhead-Coley Program 2011 Annual Report.
Click on the follow link to access the King Program and Bankhead-Coley Program Combined 2012 Annual Report.