April 27, 2009

Cornell Receives $2.5 Million from Stimulus Funds

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Scientific research money from the federal stimulus package — which earlier this year injected more than $10.4 million into the budget of the National Institutes of Health — has found its way to Cornell.
The University will receive $2.5 million “to upgrade and improve resources,” Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced last Thursday.
Cornell is set to receive $2 million for high-resolution equipment to advance research into the flow, perfusion, diffusion and spectroscopy of human tissue, according to a statement issued jointly by both senators.
In addition, $500,000 will be dedicated for equipment at Cornell’s Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility.
The facility is open to faculty, students and researchers who require cutting-edge technology in mass spectrometry and proteomics. The funding for equipment will benefit more than two dozen projects already funded by the NIH, according to the statement.
While the NIH generally funds a broad arrange of research, the organization sought to divide up its portion of the stimulus package among projects that are expected to stimulate the economy, create or retain jobs, and produce speedy scientific progress, according to its website.