Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE ANNOUNCES $167,767 GRANT AWARDED TO UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON BY EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Jul 26, 2019
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                  Contact: Robin K. Chand

June 25, 2019                                                                                                         202-225-3816

Press Statement

 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces $167,767 Grant Awarded to University of Houston By Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the University of Houston has been awarded a $167,767 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for their systematic evaluations of a new smartphone-based wearable tele-rehabilitation system for use by people with Parkinson’s disease.

 

“I am delighted that the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded the University of Houston a grant in the amount of $167,767 which will enable the University of Houston to expand its clinical research programs related to research for mothers and children such as child development, contraception, fertility, and pediatric growth. These improved programs will attract new undergraduate and graduate students while enhancing medical research related to feminine and child health.”

 

I am a strong supporter of the Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development and several of their programs, especially their funding opportunities and grants for research programs that will significantly dedicate substantial clinical research related to maternal health and child development. I am proud to have supported the legislation that created this grant program and the legislation that appropriated the funds that made this grant possible.”

 

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a Democrat from Texas’s 18th Congressional District. She is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget.