December 11, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Announces More than $480k for Research at Rowan University
December 11, 2019

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have awarded a total of $483,000 in grants to Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) for research into mental health and cancer.

“Important research is happening right here in our backyards in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “This funding will support critical research to help improve the quality of life of those suffering from anxiety disorders and advance treatment and find cures for some of the most devastating diseases of our time. I look forward to seeing the results of these grants and the positive impact Rowan University’s SOM’s research will have not only on our area but nationwide.”

Specifically, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine will receive:

  • $402,500 for mental health research on anxiety-like behavior.
  • $80,500 for cancer cause and prevention research to investigate nucleolar signaling in cancer.

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