CONGRESSWOMAN LOWEY ANNOUNCES $483,000 IN FED GRANTS
Federal Grants to Support Medical Research at New York Medical College
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced two federal grants for New York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla. These competitive grants, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide NYMC with research funding for vascular disease and immunology research.
“In order to conduct groundbreaking medical research to improve our understanding and treatment of diseases, universities must be provided essential federal grants such as these,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “This research funding will allow NYMC to continue to serve as a leading biomedical research institution, one we are fortunate to have in Westchester County. I will continue to work on the Appropriations Committee to provide greater funding for medical research.”
NYMC’s the Estrogen and EDHF in NO deficiency project was awarded $402,500, and the resistance to the reactive nitrogen species project was awarded $80, 500 in research funding.
“New York Medical College continues our tradition of scientific inquiry to unlock secrets to better health for all,” said Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, CEO and Chancellor the College. “Two talented young scientists will study measures to improve management of diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieve suffering from the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. We are also proud to foster the successful careers of women scientists.”
Congresswoman Lowey is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and a longtime member of the subcommittee that funds biomedical research. She has fought to increase investments in biomedical research, and funding to NIH has tripled since she joined the committee.
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