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Owens Announces Research Grant for Trudeau Institute

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Washington, Jul 6, 2011 | Sean Magers (202-225-4611) | comments
SARANAC LAKE – Congressman Bill Owens announced today that Trudeau Institute has been awarded a research grant that will help the facility continue to play a role in the ongoing fight against infectious disease. The grant, awarded in the amount of $162,616, was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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SARANAC LAKE – Congressman Bill Owens announced today that Trudeau Institute has been awarded a research grant that will help the facility continue to play a role in the ongoing fight against infectious disease.  The grant, awarded in the amount of $162,616, was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

“I would like to thank and congratulate the Trudeau Institute for their hard work on this project,” said Owens. “Trudeau has created a proud tradition of leadership in the community that is well known throughout the nation, and they contribute a great deal to the economic development of the region. I look forward to seeing great things come out of this project.”

The grant was awarded after a competitive process and will be used to fund a program to train well-qualified investigators capable of establishing programs that advance research in immunology and will protect the general public from future outbreaks of communicable diseases.

“The Trudeau Institute is pleased that the department of Health and Human Services will be awarding this competitively earned grant to the Trudeau Institute. In addition to helping to advance medical research, it will help train the next generation of young scientists in pursuing new cures against disease. We thank Congressman Owens for his ongoing support of the National Institutes of Health and his role in providing support for the important research at the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, New York,” said Terry Gach, Vice President, Institutional Advancement.

Trudeau Institute has a successful track record in this type of training.  Last year, the facility was ranked the number one place for postdoctoral scientists to work by The Scientist magazine. Last July, Trudeau was also named in the top ten “Best Places to Work in Academia” by the readers of the same publication.

The grant will fund the project for three years. As a result of this extensive and well-rounded training program, trainees will be positioned to establish successful, independent research careers in immunology and infectious disease.  

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