Both U.S. Sens. from New Jeresy, Frank Lautenburg and Bob Menedez, issued a joint press release today to announce that the Department of Health and Human services has awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funds will help support support community health centers, new research on the human genome and breast cancer:
Newark, NJ – U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funding will expand community health care centers at UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and fund new research on the human genome, sepsis and breast cancer.
“By funding this critical research, we are creating jobs and helping our residents avoid life-threatening diseases,” Sen. Lautenberg said. “These awards will go a long way to protecting the next generation and helping them build a healthy future.”
“Our state has always been a leader in innovation, which expands the job market and makes a difference in our lives,” said Senator Menendez. “These federal funds will not only advance the search for cures, they help produce the groundbreaking discoveries that benefit patients in need as well as our state’s economy.”
University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School
· $949,245 to fund health centers.
· $553,800 to study the shock, trauma, and origin of sepsis.
· $266,859 for continuation of research into the human genome through creating of chromatin structures.
· $168,521 to work on cancer detection and diagnosis research for breast cancer.