Rep. Sharice Davids Announces University of Kansas Medical Center Receives Over $4.2M Federal Grant for Health Research

By Trish Svoboda

Today, it was announced by Representative Sharice Davids that the University of Kansas Medical Center has been granted over $4,200,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding aims to enhance research capabilities within Kansas’ Third Congressional District.

The four projects that have been awarded will focus on the development of treatments for neurological disorders, cancers, and diabetes, and will also work towards bridging the gaps in health care disparities. The University of Kansas holds a position as one of the 36 U.S. public universities that are part of the Association of American Universities, an esteemed organization comprising the nation’s leading research universities.

“We are lucky to have such a widely respected and advanced medical research center in our region, and I’m glad to help increase their research capabilities by securing these new federal resources,” said Davids. “The four studies being awarded will further contribute to medical research breakthroughs at the University of Kansas Medical Center, keeping our community and the entire country healthy.”

Since her inauguration into Congress, Davids has been a supporter of the life-saving research and medical treatment efforts at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She played a pivotal role in securing funds for the acquisition of CT and MRI machines at the Hoglund Biomedical Imaging Center. In addition, Davids announced the allocation of federal resources aimed at enhancing youth mental health by broadening the training of primary care clinicians at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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