Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten
Gillibrand today announced $77,000 to upgrade and improve resources at the University of Rochester. 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
Rochester’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 facility in Rochester,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Federal
funding for this cutting edge research will help with medical diagnosis and
treatment while promoting economic growth in Rochester. 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 of Rochester will receive $77,000 to advance research into ataxia
telangiectstia – a fatal genetic disorder.
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.