Rep. Maloney Applauds HHS Grant Recipients Who Continue Lifesaving Research During Pandemic

Dec 23, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today thanked and congratulated all of the Health and Human Services (HHS) grant recipients in New York’s 12th Congressional District who were awarded federal grants to conduct lifesaving research since March 13, 2020, when the President declared a national state of emergency due to the coronavirus. The grants awarded to NY-12 researchers total more than $1.4 billion.

“I applaud and congratulate the dedicated and talented scientists and researchers in New York’s 12th District who have been awarded competitive grant funding from HHS, totaling more than $1.4 billion. I have long championed federal investment in medical research because of the advancements in disease treatment and cures that this work makes possible. 

“The COVID-19 crisis has brought into even sharper focus the value of medical research in promoting public health – yet, in the era of social distancing, conducting that research has never been more challenging. Our city’s scientists and researchers have overcome those challenges to continue their lifesaving work, which will benefit not just New Yorkers but people across the country and around the globe. 

“I am pleased to recognize these research institutions for their contributions to public health and medical science and congratulate all the project teams on being selected to receive federal funding through grants, discretionary funding, and cooperative agreements. Our district is proud of all you have achieved.” 

The full list of NY-12 based projects awarded federal research funding during the COVID-19 pandemic is available here.