Senator Jerry Moran Tours KU Medical Center
On Friday, I toured the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) to meet with doctors and researchers and learn more about the promising medical research taking place in our state. The omnibus bill I supported this week includes $2 billion in new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding - this was top of mind during our discussion about the positive opportunities this investment will create for KUMC.
I appreciated meeting the talented professionals and post-doctorate investigators and hearing about the projects they're pursuing. Medical research saves and improves lives, reduces health care costs and drives economic growth. I'm proud to see that our nation's investment in biomedical research is having such a profound impact here at home.
My conversations with researchers and students on Friday reaffirmed the importance of sustained funding for the NIH. Thank you to KU Medical Center for hosting my visit and to Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Richard Barohn; School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Dr. Peter Smith; Cancer Center Director Dr. Roy Jensen; Alzheimer's Disease Center Director Dr. Russ Swerdlow; and Alzheimer's Disease Center Co-Director Dr. Jeffrey Burns for meeting with me.
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