WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the senior Democratic Appropriator for federal science agencies and a Congressional leader for neuroscience, announces that four institutions in Philadelphia's University City will receive 11 new for neuroscience and medical research projects.
Fattah said the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $3,126,856 in the University City area in the latest round of research grants.
"These nationally respected medical, academic and research institutions in the University City area continue to be national leaders in cutting edge research, especially in neuroscience," Fattah said. "The latest influx of federal research dollars in a variety of health and neuroscience disciplines underscores that point."
In neurobiology and neuroscience, where Fattah is a leader in Congressional advocacy and policy, the three awards include $340,214 to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and $117,282 to the University of Pennsylvania for mental health research studies of schizophrenia and related disorders. Penn is receiving an additional $25,000 for a stress neurobiology workshop focusing on drug abuse and addiction.
In other research grants, Penn receives $880,872, for three separate projects for allergy, immunology and transplantation research. Penn researchers are also in line for $639,240 for two projects in pharmacology, physiology, and biological chemistry research.
Integral Molecular at 3711 Market Street gets a grant for $214,214 for pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry research. Drexel University will receive $591,903 for a Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic research project on behavioral treatment for obesity. CHOP receives $318,131 for a Medical Genetics Research Training Grant.
Fattah is the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, which oversees appropriations for the National Science Foundation and other science agencies. He is also the author of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative which sets up the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience housed at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to explore and coordinate the current state of federally funded neuroscience.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah