Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 2, 2004) - John Brown University’s Dr. Robert Sadoski, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Brian Greuel, associate professor of biology, were each awarded a $25,000 bridge grant this year to support their scientific research programs. These funds are used for research supplies, student stipends, and travel to scientific meetings and to Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) core facilities at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and University of Arkansas Fayetteville. The Bridge Grants were granted by the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. to BRIN colleges while they await the outcome of a resubmitted INBRE grant, which was turned down in 2003-4. BRIN colleges will re-submit their proposal in 2004-5. In 2002, a $200,000 BRIN grant was awarded to JBU to hire Sadoski, buy equipment for the chemistry department, provide research stipends for undergraduate students working with the biochemist, and support Sadoski’s research program at JBU for two years. JBU received the remainder of the grant this summer. Sadoski and Greuel both also received summer research grants in 2003 and 2004 and a $25,000 equipment grant from the Arkansas BRIN Program to buy equipment to support individual research programs. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.