WIHD Receives $547K Grant for Medical Research
The Westchester Institute for Human Development, one of 67 university-affiliated centers in the nation dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through education, service, and research, announced today it was awarded a federal grant of $547,000 for medical research, training and education of human services professionals, and innovative program development. “We are grateful that Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have secured funding for our University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities here at the Westchester Institute for Human Development. Due to this funding, we will be able to continue our work to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families through education, service, and research. We look forward to being able to better support those in our community through continuing to provide information and assistance to the people we serve, training current and future professionals, conducting cutting edge research, and cultivating our relationship with federal agencies so that we may effect meaningful change in our region and beyond.” said Dr. Susan Fox, President and CEO of the Westchester Institute for Human Development.
NYMC Faculty: Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center on Disability and Health