09:44 AM

Nadler Announces Over $24 Million in Funding for Hospitals on Manhattan’s East Side

Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced over $24 million in combined grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hospitals in New York’s 12th Congressional District, including HSS. 

“The East Side is home to a number of the finest hospitals and medical universities in the world,” said Congressman Nadler. “I’m proud to announce this funding which will help these institutions continue their legacy of innovation in medical scientific research, particularly in the fields of cancer, diabetes, and mental health treatment. The grants HHS delivers today will fund the discoveries that will save lives tomorrow.”

Hospital for Special Surgery said, “HSS is proud to be home to the world’s leading and largest living laboratory for research into musculoskeletal conditions, which affect nearly half of all Americans each year. And we are especially grateful for two HHS grants totaling $1.4 million awarded already this year to that laboratory, the HSS Research Institute. The HHS grants support two HSS projects related to Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research. One of those projects will study the ‘dark matter’ regions of the genome that are between genes, which are not well understood but are the source of most risk for common conditions including diabetes and heart disease. The other project will investigate why sunlight exposure causes both skin rashes and fatigue in the hundreds of thousands of people with the inflammatory disease known as lupus, which affects the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain and lungs.”

Read the full press release at nadler.house.gov.