FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2009

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400,000 FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, TRAINING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY


Federal Dollars Will Advance Cutting Edge Research, Training at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Public Research

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $430,031 in federal dollars to support medical research and training programs at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Public Research.   The federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will help move forward on critical research and give Hudson Valley students and teachers hands-on training and research experience in National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratories. The federal investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year.

“Federal funding for medical research and training is needed now more than ever,” said Schumer. “In these difficult economic times, it is critical that we continue to invest in cutting-edge medical research to push the boundaries of medicine and promote long-term economic growth. I will continue to fight for federal funds that will advance the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Public Research as a world-class research institution.”

“It is critical that we invest in the life-saving research and personnel training at our world class medical facilities in the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Federal funding for these cutting edge research and training programs will help with medical diagnosis and treatment while promoting economic growth in the region. I will continue to work with Senator Schumer to ensure that New York receives its fair share of federal dollars.”

 

The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Public Research will receive $430,031 to support research into alcohol induced brain damage as well as to support efforts to give Hudson Valley students and teachers hands-on training and research experience in NIH-funded laboratories.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand are strong supporters of President Obama’s economic plan. The investment will help create or save more than 200,000 jobs in New York, while laying the foundation of future economic growth with critical investments in health care technology and research, education, infrastructure and renewable energy.

 

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