Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Announces More Than $500K in Federal Funds for New York Medical College

August 1, 2017
Press Release

Valhalla, NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) today announced $503,938 in federal funding for medical research at New York Medical College in Valhalla through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“New York Medical College is a leading biomedical research institution, and these federal funds will help advance its groundbreaking research,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “This funding will support research that improves our understanding of vascular disease and heart failure and stimulates the development of new treatments. I will continue my work as Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee to secure greater funding for medical research institutions, so that they can help Americans live longer, healthier lives.”

The HHS funding will support the work of Dr. Sachin Gupte, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, who is studying the development of vascular disease and heart failure.

“New York Medical College is known internationally for its work on the regulation of human blood pressure and the treatment of hypertension,” said Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor/CEO of New York Medical College. “Dr. Gupte’s work builds upon this great tradition.”

As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Lowey has fought to increase investments in medical research. Funding to National Institutes of Health has nearly tripled since she joined the committee.