U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, today announced Senate approval of important funding for the University of Alabama included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009. Following today’s action by the Senate, the bill will now go to the President for his signature.
University of Alabama Health Sciences Center – $9.515 Million
This facility will be a part of the larger interdisciplinary science and engineering research center on the University of Alabama’s campus. Research conducted at the facility will include environmental health science, biomedical imaging, bioengineering, bimolecular products, occupational health, and rehabilitation engineering/assistive technology.
“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 technology available to conduct their important work. I look forward to hearing of the important strides made at this facility in the future.”