NYU Langone Medical Center researchers receive more than $30 million in stimulus funds

October 13, 2009

NYU Langone Medical Center has been awarded more than $30 million in research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for 86 research projects being conducted at NYU School of Medicine across a broad range of basic science and clinical departments. The funding for these grants is part of the $5 billion of Federal money provided for critical research projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Fund (ARRA), often referred to as the economic stimulus package.

"Given the intense competition by scientists for funding at many respected institutions, the grants we've been awarded are a true testament to the quality of the investigators and their research here at the Medical Center," said Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, senior vice president and vice dean for science, NYU Langone Medical Center. "We appreciate the federal government's enhanced commitment to research and look forward to translating its investment to important discoveries that advance science and health care and also help the economy."

The funding will support our ongoing efforts to advance science from the lab to the patient to the community. With these grants, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will expand their work in fields such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, immunology, Alzheimer's, among many others.

"We are pleased to receive this funding from NIH and the government to extend our research initiatives as we work to push the boundaries of discovery and identify new ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately eradicate disease," said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. "I want to congratulate all the scientists and doctors whose projects have received funding and to commend them for helping to raise the bar on research."

The new grants continue the steady rise in funding that NYU Langone Medical Center has received through NIH, which topped $122 million last year.
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For a complete the list of scientists whose research received funding, please visit http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter_SearchResults.cfm

About NYU Langone Medical Center:

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research, and medical education. For over 168 years, NYU physicians and researchers have made countless contributions to the practice and science of health care. Today the Medical Center consists of NYU School of Medicine, including the Smilow Research Center, the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, and the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences; the three hospitals of NYU Hospitals Center, Tisch Hospital, a 705-bed acute-care general hospital, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and largest facility of its kind, and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a leader in musculoskeletal care.

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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