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Harkin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Research at the University of Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the University of Iowa has been awarded two separate grants totaling $1,228,328 to perform medical research. The funding was awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Senator Harkin is Chairman of both the Senate Health Committee and the Appropriations subcommittee that funds health and medical research programs.

“Today’s funding will help the University of Iowa stay at the forefront of critical medical research, and continue to make progress on heart and vascular disease research,” said Harkin. “Not only will these grants accelerate research in their respective areas, but they could help millions of Americans lead healthier lives. I congratulate the University of Iowa on receiving this funding.

Information on the grants follows.

$415,397 for a study in aging research. Specifically, the funding will be used to study addictions and co-occurring disorders in older adults.

$812,931 to support a cardiovascular fellowship program. Specifically, the grant will fund a Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship Program in Heart and Vascular Disease Research. These fellowships have trained over 300 postdoctoral scientists at the University of Iowa who are now in academic and clinical positions around the country.|

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