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.