BOSTON, MA – Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry announced today that four health research institutions in Massachusetts will receive six federal grants from the National Institute of Health totaling nearly $1.5 million, made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Senator Kennedy said, “I commend these extraordinary Massachusetts institutions for their commitment to producing vital, cutting-edge research that will better the lives of those in the Commonwealth and across the country.”
“People count on the fact that our state hosts some of the best medical institutions in the country. Dana Farber, Brigham and Women’s, MIT and MGH all do an incredible job of improving the lives of thousands who rely on them for their healthcare needs each year. This investment will only further the extraordinary, ground-breaking work being done at these facilities and will provide everyone in our state with the best possible care,” said Senator Kerry.