Menendez Announce Major Funding For 167 Medical Research Initiatives In NJ

Menendez Announce Major Funding For 167 Medical Research Initiatives In NJ

New Jersey institutions awarded grants out of $5 billion from economic recovery package

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced a total of 167 research projects in New Jersey will receive funding as part of the $5 billion in National Institutes of Health grants unveiled today by President Obama. These grants, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would fund key priorities and innovative projects in the medical field, including research for cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions and terminal diseases. More than 12,000 grants were awarded nationwide.

"Investing in biomedical innovation is an investment in our families' health, our competitiveness, and our economic recovery." said Menendez. "These are funds that can save lives, create jobs and ensure that New Jersey remains at the forefront of the biomedical research field."

Click here for a complete list of the research projects in New Jersey that will receive funding:

http://report.nih.gov/recovery/arragrants.cfm

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