Congresswoman Wilson Announces $435,142 in Research Funding for the University of Miami's Miller School of MedicineMonday March 19, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced a grant for $435,142 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
“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 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) awarded UM $435,142 for the study of FGF-23 and the risk of stroke and cognitive decline.
The NHLBI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an HHS agency.
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.