01.30.06

Burr Announces Medical Research Grants for North Carolina Universities

Duke, UNC – Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest receive federal funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced $2,713,803 in federal grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three of North Carolina's major research universities. The funding will assist medical research at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University.

"North Carolina's universities are world leaders in health care research," said Senator Burr. "This funding will help these fine institutions continue their innovative research in the medical field."

Duke University received the following grants:

• HHS' National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders awarded Duke University $324,037 to study Biological Research Related to Deafness and Communicative Disorders.
• HHS' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded Duke University two grants totaling $695,583 for Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research.

UNC - Chapel Hill received the following grants:

• HHS' Fogarty International Center awarded UNC - Chapel Hill two grants totaling $77,475 for the Senior International Fellowship Awards Program.
• HHS' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded UNC - Chapel Hill two grants totaling $671,158 for Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research.
• HHS' National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded UNC - Chapel Hill $328,500 for research on lung diseases.

Wake Forest University received the following grants:

• HHS' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded Wake Forest University $322,875 for Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research.
• HHS' National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded Wake Forest University $294,175 for Kidney Diseases, Urology, and Hematology Research.

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


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