September 5, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Announces More Than $2.6M for Scientific Research in South Jersey

September 5, 2019

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that South Jersey universities will receive a combined $2,626,453 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for STEM research that will help us combat the opioid epidemic, find cures for diseases, train our future workforce and strengthen our local economies.

“Innovative research projects are the only way we are going to improve treatments, discover new ideas and ensure South Jerseyans and Americans are ready for the challenges of tomorrow,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “The work going on at our area’s top-notch institutions will reshape the fields of science and medicine. I look forward to seeing how these grants will be put to good use fostering the next generation of thinkers and innovators.”

“Rowan University is committed to engaging in practical research that solves real-world problems and improves the lives of others,” said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan University President. “We’re proud that we’ve seen a 190-percent increase in our research funding in just the last four years. These grants totaling more than $1.6 million will fund research that will address the health and safety of our citizenry. It’s vitally important work.”

“Research innovation happens every day at Rutgers University–Camden, where our faculty and students generate original thinking and new ideas that advance our state and our nation,” said Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden. “These grants from the National Science Foundation will allow our students and faculty to advance cutting-edge work in technology and scientific research, two areas that are critical to our growth here in South Jersey. We thank and applaud Congressman Norcross for his commitment to growing South Jersey as a hub for innovation and for his support of Rutgers–Camden.”

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