FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2009
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO WESTERN NEW YORK FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
Recovery Act Money Through National Institutes of Health Will Support 15 Biomedical Research and Training Projects at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and The University at Buffalo
Over $65 Million Coming to Institutions Across New York State
Schumer, Gillibrand: Funding Will Create Jobs, Keep State on Cutting Edge of Research
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $4,180,862 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research projects in Western New York. The Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive $2,231,472 and The University at Buffalo will receive $1,949,390. The ARRA will provide a total of $64,826,308 for projects statewide, including $13,288,446 for those at institutions upstate.
“This funding for biomedical research is a wise investment in the Western New York economy,” said Schumer. “Not only will these federal dollars help New York institutions tackle our biggest health issues, but we will be creating research and teaching positions in the region. I will continue to fight for funding to keep our state’s world-class schools and research facilities at the forefront of medicine.”
“It is critical that we invest in the life-saving research at our world class medical facilities in Western New York,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Federal funding for this cutting edge research will advance research and treatment while promoting economic growth for New York. I will continue to work with Senator Schumer to make sure New York gets its fair share of federal dollars.”
The funding will be broken down as follows:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
The University at Buffalo
NIH funds biomedical research and research training at more than 3,000 institutions in the fifty states and territories.
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