Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $579,105 in Research Funding for the University of Miami School of Medicine

Feb 28, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced two grants totaling $579,105 for the University of Miami 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 Cancer Institute awarded UM $317,475 for the study of the inhibition of reflux-induced esophageal adenocarcinoma by proanthocyanidins, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded UM $261,630 for the study of hypoxic stabilization of OXPHOS complexes in mitochondrial defects.

The National Cancer Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health are agencies 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.