Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $25,000 to Support Medical Training in Buffalo

May 28, 2009

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,836 in federal dollars to support medical training programs at the University at Buffalo.  These federal dollars from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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.

“Federal funding for medical research and training is needed now more than ever,” said Schumer. “In these difficult economic times, it is critical that we continue to invest in cutting-edge medical research to push the boundaries of medicine and promote long-term economic growth. I will continue to fight for federal funds that will advance the University at Buffalo as a world-class research institution.”

“It is critical that we invest in the life-saving research and personnel training at our world class medical facilities in Buffalo,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Federal funding for these cutting edge research and training programs will help with medical diagnosis and treatment while promoting economic growth in Western New York. I will continue to work with Senator Schumer to ensure New York gets its fair share of federal dollars.”
The University at Buffalo Medical Center will receive $25,836 to give students and teachers in the area hands-on training and research experience in NIH-funded laboratories. The federal investments for the University at Buffalo are part of a $33 million investment nationwide to put nearly 4,000 students and teachers in NIH-funded laboratories in hopes of reaching breakthroughs to improve lives across the country.
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 and research, education, infrastructure and renewable energy.