WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California Santa Cruz would receive federal grants totaling $528,116 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded UC Santa Cruz $77,000 to be used for allergy, immunology, and transplantation research.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded UC Santa Cruz $451,116 to be used for diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic research.
“UC Santa Cruz offers world-class, innovative research facilities to students and faculty on the central coast of California. This investment will inspire groundbreaking research to drive targeted treatment of diseases like diabetes, which today has no cure,” said Congressman Panetta. “I am committed to funding scientific and medical research, which not only saves lives, but creates jobs and positively affects California’s economy.”
“Federal support, as from the National Institutes of Health for these awards to study the molecular roots of inflammation and metabolic disorders, drives discovery and innovation in the US,” said Paul Koch, dean of the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. “The science of medicine depends on basic biology done in labs at research universities like UC Santa Cruz.”