Office of Research and Economic Development

Federal budget cuts affect scientific research

Recent budget cuts have had a severe impact on scientific research conducted at Mason. The National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases and the Department of Molecular and Microbiology failed to receive a grant from the National Institute of Health in May because of the NIH’s tight budget.

Mason searching for new vice president of research and economic development

George Mason University officials are currently searching for a new vice president to lead the Office of Research and Economic Development.

There were originally around 80 candidates for the job. This week, the list was narrowed down to the five finalists.

Among those interviewing the candidates is James Olds, the director of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and chair of the search committee.