Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1 Million in Medical Research Funding for the University of Virginia
Feb 05 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,262,495 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the University of Virginia. The funding will be used to conduct medical research regarding heart disease, neurological disorders, and identifying pathways for infections.
“We’re excited to announce funding to support medical research in these important fields,” the Senators said. “The University of Virginia is a leader in the medical community and these funds can ensure its research departments have the resources they need to conduct thorough, life-saving work.”
The following programs will receive funding:
- Heart and Vascular Diseases Research will receive $782,464.
- Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders will receive $399,281.
- Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research will receive $80,750.
The funds were awarded through HHS’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest funder of biomedical research in the world. NIH-funded research has led to breakthroughs in new treatments, expanding life spans, and building healthier lives.