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Congressman Higgins Announces Over$4.18 Million for Roswell Park and the University at Buffalo

Jul 13, 2009
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have been awarded $2,231,472 and $1,949,390 respectively.  The federal funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and authorized for the National Institute of Health (NIH) to promote biomedical research and research training at more than 3,000 institutions in the fifty states and territories.

“Investing in biomedical research and training at Roswell Park and UB creates long term job opportunities while developing tomorrow’s cures,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the House of Representatives Cancer Caucus.  “In conjunction with the funds released in June, these Recovery Act funds enable great economic growth for Western New York that will promote further community investments.”

In total, 16 local researchers at Roswell and UB will receive support for their projects through this Recovery Act Award. 

In June, Congressman Higgins announced an additional $1,346,463 in grants for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo.

The Recovery Act included $10.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health, including $8.2 billion for scientific research priorities.