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Schumer Secures $125,000 For Long Island Association To Purchase Technology And Equipment

Funding Part of FY 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Federal Funding would be used to buy technology and equipment so member organizations can utilize them at the LIA's Millennium Center for Convergent Technologies

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that Congress will pass $125,000 in federal funding for the Long Island Association to purchase technology and equipment for its Millennium Center for Convergent Technologies. The funds are allocated through the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations section of the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill now heads to the President for his signature.

"Long Island has established itself on the cutting edge of medical research," Schumer said. "This new Millennium Center is crucial for Long Island's continued excellence because it allows 10 important research and academic institutions to continue working together more efficiently and effectively. It's a great investment for Long Island and for the whole country."

The funding will be used to purchase technology and equipment at the LIA's Millennium Center for Convergent Technologies a center intending to bring together Long Island research and academic institutions together with business to develop marketable products of the convergent technologies. The research and academic institutions collectively decided to focus on the contours and workings of the brain and its relationship to various diseases and activities.

The members of the Millennium Center for Convergent Technologies and the ones who will utilize this technology and equipment are: the Long Island Association, Brookhaven National Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Stony Brook University, North Shore/LI Jewish Health Systems, Computer Associates, Symbol Technologies, New York Institute of Technology, Farmingdale State University, OSI Pharmaceuticals, the Collaborative Group and Cablevision.