WHITE PLAINS, N,Y. – U.S. Rep Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, has announced a $383,180 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for New York Medical College in Valhalla.
The grant will support research by Dr. Michael Wolin into the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of a person’s heart that can lead to heart failure.
“Cutting-edge medical research in the Lower Hudson Valley is not only paving the way for new treatments and breakthroughs, it is also one of the engines of our region’s economy,” said Lowey in a prepared statement. “That’s why I am so pleased that New York Medical College is receiving this important federal investment as it works to identify treatments for a disease affecting so many Americans.”
Catharine Crea, associate dean for research administration at New York Medical College, was grateful for the grant.
"Dr. Michael Wolin is one of the college’s senior investigators," she said in a prepared statement. "Not only will his research provide new insights into a serious health problem – pulmonary hypertension – but the funding will support another investigator and two Ph.D. candidates in Dr. Wolin’s laboratory."