University of Rochester recently received $1.5 million in grant awards from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The university received a $775,000 award to continue its HIV and AIDS research and a $818,000 award to continue its suicide prevention efforts.
“These awards will allow the University of Rochester to continue its longtime work on HIV/AIDS research and suicide prevention,” said U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-25th District. “This is a testament to the important research being done every single day in our community, which is having an impact in Monroe County and all across the country.”
UR Medical Center is a national leader in HIV/AIDS research. The university was a founding member of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and AIDS Clinical Trials Group. URMC is home to the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, dedicated to reducing mortality and morbidity from suicide and attempted suicide.
Slaughter is a member of the Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS. The task force is working to ensure that medicines are provided to those who have contracted HIV or AIDS, and programs are enacted to better educate people about the how the disease spreads and its risks.