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Nadler Announces Over $24 Million in Funding for Hospitals on Manhattan’s East Side

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced over $24 million in combined grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hospitals in New York’s 12th Congressional District.

“The East Side is home to a number of the finest hospitals and medical universities in the world,” said Congressman Nadler. “I’m proud to announce this funding which will help these institutions continue their legacy of innovation in medical scientific research, particularly in the fields of cancer, diabetes, and mental health treatment. The grants HHS delivers today will fund the discoveries that will save lives tomorrow.”

Since February 1st, 2023, $24,274,041 in total HHS grant funding has been delivered to the following institutions:

$12,181,619 for Weill Cornell Medicine
$5,615,003 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
$5,037,797 for NYU Grossman School of Medicine
$1,439,622 for the Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Francis Lee of Weill Cornell Medicine said: "Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have made great strides against some of our most formidable health challenges, from cancer and cardiovascular disease, to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but our work is unfinished. None of this progress would be possible without continued bipartisan support in Congress. Sustained increases in funding for biomedical research saves lives. Weill Cornell Medicine urges lawmakers to continue such increases into this year and future years." -Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Interim Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center said: “The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) community is grateful to Congressman Jerrold Nadler for his support to further fund critical research into the science of cancer, supporting our goals to advance treatment and transform outcomes for cancer patients in the New York area, throughout our nation, and the world.”

Joseph Lhota of NYU Langone Health said: “We are deeply grateful to Congressman Nadler and all other members of the delegation for their support embodied in these latest grants, which will help researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine to continue their work toward medical breakthroughs that can help cure diseases and save lives.” -Executive Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief of Staff for NYU Langone Health

The Hospital for Special Surgery said:
“Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is proud to be home to the world’s leading and largest living laboratory for research into musculoskeletal conditions, which affect nearly half of all Americans each year. And we are especially grateful for two HHS grants totaling $1.4 million awarded already this year to that laboratory, the HSS Research Institute. The HHS grants support two HSS projects related to Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research. One of those projects will study the ‘dark matter’ regions of the genome that are between genes, which are not well understood but are the source of most risk for common conditions including diabetes and heart disease. The other project will investigate why sunlight exposure causes both skin rashes and fatigue in the hundreds of thousands of people with the inflammatory disease known as lupus, which affects the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain and lungs.”

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