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Grassley Announces Medical Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL)

The office of Iowa Senator Charles Grassley Wednesday announced four major medical grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded four competitive grants and cooperative agreements totaling $2,384,643 to the University of Iowa and Vida Diagnostics in Iowa City.  

            The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will distribute the money as shown below.

 

  • $790,000 cooperative agreement to the University of Iowa from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to help pay for the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health.
  • $337,500 competitive grant to the University of Iowa from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to help pay for an arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases research project titled, "Molecular Pathogenesis of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy."
  • $654,756 competitive grant to the University of Iowa from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to help pay for an allergy, immunology, and transplantation research project titled, "H. influenzae: Role of Sialic Acid in Virulence."
  • $602,467 competitive grant to Vida Diagnostics from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to help pay for a heart and vascular diseases research project titled, "Tissue and Airway Analysis for Emphysema Interventions."

 

Each year, thousands of local Iowa organizations, colleges and universities, individuals and state agencies apply for competitive grants from the federal government.  The funding is then awarded based on each local organization or individual's ability to meet criteria set by the federal entity.

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