Murray Announces Funding for Heart Disease Research at Washington State University

Dec 11 2001

Over $250,000 in grants will help researchers work towards better treatments, cures

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced grants totaling $253,750 to advance research into the causes and treatments of cardiovascular disease.

The grants, provided by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will support studies by Washington State University researchers into the number-one killer of men and women in America – heart disease

"I am pleased to announce this grant to Washington State University," said Murray. "Washington state is home to some of the most exciting and beneficial medical research in America. This grant from the NIH recognizes the hard work and dedication of Washington State University researchers and will benefit the health and well-being of all Americans."

Senator Murray has worked in Congress to double NIH funding. She helped to secure $23.6 billion in the fiscal year 2002 Labor, Health and Human Services Senate Appropriations bill to support cutting-edge medical research by NIH. Washington state is one of the top five recipients in the nation of NIH funding.