Johnson announces USD stimulus funds

U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has announced that the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion will receive $149,818 from the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the grant will help fund research and administrative costs at the Sanford School of Medicine.

"I am proud to see this funding go to the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine," Johnson said. "Medical schools conduct research that helps millions of Americans and I am pleased that this stimulus money is going to support this important work."

The funding comes from the National Center for Research Resources program within the Department of Health and Human Services. NCRR awards funds to medical institutions and researchers throughout the United States to assist in the purchase of research and training equipment.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed by President Obama, is designed to stimulate economic activity and improve institutions. The National Center for Research Resources received $1.6 billion in stimulus funding to support American medical programs that conduct important and breakthrough research.

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