U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, announced conference committee approval of the fiscal year 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Included in this bill is $10.25 million for the Health Sciences Center at the University of Alabama. Upon completion, this facility will be a part of the larger interdisciplinary science and engineering research center on the University of Alabama’s campus. Following today’s action by the conference committee, the full Senate will now consider the legislation.
“Researchers at this facility will engage in cutting-edge research that will benefit people throughout the Southeast and across the nation,” said Shelby. “It is critical that researchers and students have the most up-to-date facilities and technology available to conduct their important work. I look forward to learning of the important strides made at this facility in the future.”