Oct 02 2008

Shelby Announces Nearly $55 Million 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’ National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded $54,624,661 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for Longitudinal Studies of Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Coordinating and Field Centers.

“Heart disease is America’s number one killer and it is critical we do all we can to reduce the number of its victims,” said Shelby. “For over 20 years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has conducted the CARDIA study to examine how heart disease develops in young adults.  The findings from this important study are used to increase knowledge of heart disease and will hopefully help save the lives of many people across America who are susceptible to this terrible killer.”