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University of Rochester to Receive $766,220 Federal Grant

By Staff


university of rochesterCongresswoman Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, has announced the University of Rochester will receive two federal grants, totaling $766,220.

The first grant, awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will provide $449,928 to fund immunology research. The second grant, awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will provide $316,292 for research investigating how children learn to perform both basic and complex mathematics.

“This grant funding is good news for the University of Rochester and will support the world-class research happening right here in our community,” Slaughter stated. “Rochester is home to some of the best research facilities in the world, and this funding will help advance the outstanding work being done across our local scientific community.”

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has conducted, and supported, research to better understand, treat and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases for over 60 years.

In addition, the mission of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, Slaughter’s office stated.

The institute was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.