Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $323,094 in Research Funding for the University of Miami School of Medicine

Feb 14, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) today announced a $323,094 grant for the University of Miami School of Medicine in support of research on increased cerebral ischemic injury by repeated hypoglycemic episodes in diabetes.

 “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 Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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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.