NIH Grants To Help Two Westchester Researchers
A Hudson Valley congresswoman says grant money is headed to medical researchers in Westchester County.
Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday more than $800,000 in National Institutes of Health grants to New York Medical College in Valhalla and Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains. New York Medical Center will receive more than $400,000 to develop neurotoxin poisoning treatments. Researchers will develop models and screen FDA-approved drugs to find the best methods to treat poisoning by a potent neurotoxic rat poison known as TMDT, which has been implicated in thousands of poisonings worldwide. Burke will receive close to $400,000 to determine which hand therapies work best for children with cerebral palsy.