FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2009
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $12,000 IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO TRUDEAU INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT AND TEACHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $12,460 to the Trudeau Institute through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and training opportunities. A total of $9.9 million will be administered to New York State research institutions.
“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 research and training opportunities to promote long-term economic growth. I will continue to fight for federal funds that will advance the Trudeau Institute as a world-class research institution”
“It is critical that we invest in life-saving research and personnel training at our world class medical facilities in the North Country,” 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 North Country. During these tough economic times, I will continue to work with Senator Schumer to ensure that New York receives its fair share of federal dollars and improved healthcare initiatives.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to more than 3,000 institutions in the fifty states and territories.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will provide $12,460 to the Trudeau Institute to hire a student and/or teacher as part of an effort to create research experiences over the next two summers for over 3,700 high school and college students and science teachers at NIH-funded laboratories across the country.