Auburn Launches ‘One Medicine’ Cancer Initiative
The College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new initiative to accelerate cancer innovation from the laboratory to the clinic. The Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, or AURIC, embodies the “One Medicine” concept which links human, animal, and environmental health, and where discoveries in one species advance health in all species.
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn was instrumental in establishing AURIC. A $1 million appropriation from the state of Alabama will be used to support cancer research by Auburn University faculty in a wide range of cancer-related areas. “The goal is to leverage this initial funding into increased federal and private support,” said Bruce Smith, AURIC director.
On March 16 during a reception for Speaker Hubbard, the college announced the creation of The Speaker Mike Hubbard Fellowship in Cancer Research at Auburn University. The endowed fund will provide support to an outstanding student pursuing a Ph.D. in cancer research.
Members of AURIC’s board include scientists and oncologists with the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as representatives with Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
For more information on the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, go to auriconline.org.
Bruce Smith, director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, announces the creation of The Speaker Mike Hubbard Fellowship in Cancer Research at Auburn University while Hubbard and his wife, Susan, look on.