Aug 26 2008

Shelby Announces Nearly $1.2 Million for University of Alabama at Birmingham

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award $1,127,553 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for research on treatments for chlorine-induced injuries to the cardio-respiratory system.

“Chlorine gas has been used by terrorists in the Iraq war,” said Shelby.  “Unfortunately, there are no treatments for individuals who have been exposed to this deadly gas. UAB will use this important grant funding to conduct cutting-edge research on lung injuries associated with exposure to Chlorine gas.”