Brown Announces $486,300 for Medical Research at Two Ohio Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced the release of $486,300 in National Institute of Health (NIH) funds for medical research at two Ohio universities. The funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“Ohio universities are pioneers in biomedical research,” Brown said. “These funds will support research on our nation’s largest health challenges and stimulate economic growth in the process.”

The following Ohio universities were awarded funding:

• Case Western Reserve University: $ 273,300 for two projects: (1) $235,500 for a study to develop therapies for pre-term labor and (2) $37,800 for a study on neurotransmitter serotonin regulation

• Miami University: $213,000 for a study on nervous system diseases.

In 2007, Ohio was a top-ten leader in economic activity created through NIH resources. A study conducted last year reported that each dollar of NIH funding can generate more than twice the return. It estimated that NIH grants created more than 350,000 jobs nationwide.

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