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Kennedy, Kerry Announce Nearly $11 Million in NIH Grants to Massachusetts Universities, Hospitals, and Health Facilities

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KENNEDY, KERRY ANNOUNCE NEARLY $11 MILLION IN NIH GRANTS TO MASSACHUSETTS UNIVERSITIES, HOSPITALS, AND HEALTH FACILITIES

Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry announced today that nine health research institutions in Massachusetts will receive thirteen federal grants from the National Institute of Health totaling nearly $11 million made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Senator Kennedy said, "These federal funds will allow our outstanding Massachusetts institutions to continue their cutting-edge research in health care that has done so much to improve the quality of life for people in our Commonwealth, our country, and throughout the world. For too long, the NIH has been significantly underfunded, and I'm proud to work with President Obama to make the kind of vital investments today that will lead to the treatments and cures of tomorrow."

"The investments pouring into our medical facilities will save lives, empower Massachusetts to continue making medical technological advances, and keep jobs right here. I'm pleased that the NIH recognizes Massachusetts' first class institutions and has provided the resources to keep us on the cutting edge," said Senator John Kerry.

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