Sep 30 2008

Shelby Announces $895,822 for the 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 $895,822 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for medical research. 

“UAB is one of the premier medical research facilities in the nation,” said Shelby. “This funding will help ensure that the university continues to conduct cutting-edge research on some of the most serious diseases facing Americans today. I am confident that UAB’s research findings will reach far beyond Alabama and help extend and improve the lives of people across our nation.”

Of the $895,822 awarded to UAB, the following research programs will receive funding:
• Cancer Treatment Research -  $411,728
• Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders - $307,344
• Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research - $176,750