April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $72,709 to Improve Medical Research at University at Albany

Funds Will Support Research for Mental Health Disorders Among Adolescents

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $72,709 to upgrade and improve resources at the University at Albany. The funds will help move forward on critical research and treatment to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year.

"Investing in these institutions makes sense in both the short run and the long run," said Schumer.  "Immediately it will create jobs and Albany's position at the cutting edge of the medical research, while in the long run it will allow our parents and grandparents to live longer, healthier lives."

"It is critical that we invest in the life-saving research at our world class facility at the University at Albany," said Senator Gillibrand. "Federal funding for this cutting edge research will help with medical diagnosis and treatment while promoting economic growth in the Capital Region. During these tough economic times, I will continue to work with Senator Schumer to ensure that New York receives its fair share of federal dollars."

The University at Albany will receive $72,709 for research and treatment for mental health disorders among adolescent youths.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand are strong supporters of President Obama's economic plan. The investment will help create or save more than 200,000 jobs in New York, while laying the foundation of future economic growth with critical investments in health care technology, education, infrastructure and renewable energy.