02.02.06

Burr Announces Medical Research Grants for North Carolina

Duke, East Carolina, UNC – Chapel Hill, UNC – Pembroke, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services receive federal funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced $4,927,779 in federal grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three of North Carolina's major research universities and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will assist medical research at Duke University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

"I am proud that North Carolina is a world leader in medical advancements," said Senator Burr. "This funding will help these fine institutions continue their inventive contributions to the medical field."

Duke University received the following grant:

• HHS' National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded Duke University $766,504 for Heart and Vascular Diseases.

East Carolina University received the following grant:

• HHS' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded East Carolina University $311,275 for Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research.

UNC - Chapel Hill received the following grant:

• HHS' National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $2,700,000 for research on mothers and children.

UNC - Pembroke received the following grant:

• HHS' HRSA Division of Grants Management and Operations awarded the University of North Carolina at Pembroke $400,000 for the Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities.

NC Department of Health and Human Services:

• HHS' HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations awarded the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services $750,000 for the Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov


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