Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $584,596 in Research Funding for the University of Miami School of Medicine

Feb 7, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) today announced a $584,596 grant for the University of Miami School of Medicine in support of research on the molecular genetics of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL), which is related to deafness and communicative disorders.

 “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 on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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.