Congresswoman Wilson Announces $382,500 in Research Funding for the University of Miami School of MedicineFriday January 06, 2012
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) today announced a $382,500 grant for the University of Miami School of Medicine in support of research on the adaptive immune system function in depression.
“I’m pleased to announce this critical funding for the UM School of Medicine,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, I believe supporting research and development in the sciences is vital for our nation’s future. I look forward to UM and other South Florida institutions continuing to receive these important grants.”
The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that oversees mental health research.
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. She is a former state legislator and school principal and the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.