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HARKIN ANNOUNCES BOOST FOR UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that the
University of Iowa is receiving $643,650 in grants from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services for medical research.
“Funding research at the University of Iowa is the first step towards
the technological and scientific breakthroughs that provide hope for
many Americans,” Harkin said. “The results of such research will add to
our scientific understanding and will improve the quality of life for
people in Iowa and across the country.” The grants will be used to
support the following research programs:
• Biological research related to deafness and communications disorders – $577,275
• Aging research – $66,375
As ranking Democrat on the subcommittee that funds health and education
initiatives, Harkin has been a long-time advocate of aggressively
funding medical research. In 2003, Harkin achieved an historic
five-year doubling of the National Institutes of Health, the federal
agency responsible for medical research.