Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.5 Million to Improve Medical Research at Cornell

Apr 23, 2009

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten
Gillibrand today announced $2.5 million to upgrade and improve resources at Cornell
University. 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 advance
Cornell’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

“It is critical that we invest in the life-saving research
at our world class facilities at Cornell,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Federal
funding for this cutting edge research will help with medical diagnosis and
treatment while promoting economic growth in the Finger Lakes 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.”

Cornell University will receive $2,000,000 for high-resolution equipment to
advance research into the flow, perfusion, diffusion and spectroscopy of human
tissue and organs. Cornell will also receive $500,000 cutting edge equipment
for Cornell’s Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility to advance studies
for more than two dozen research projects funded by the National Institutes of

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.