Emory receives first ARPA-H grant to be awarded in the United States
Sen. Ossoff led bipartisan push to bring new medical research funding opportunities to Georgia
Atlanta, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering new resources for medical research in Georgia.
Emory University in Atlanta is now the first recipient of funding through the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a new research agency funded through the bipartisan FY22 appropriations bill that Sen. Ossoff helped pass into law.
The newly announced project, which is part of the Administration’s “Cancer Moonshot,” aims to develop new medical technologies to more effectively fight cancer and other diseases. Emory will receive up to $24 million to develop new technologies that help treat cancers, autoimmune disorders, and more.
“Senator Reverend Warnock and I continue working together to accelerate the development of cures and therapies to treat cancer. Every family in Georgia has been impacted by cancer, and we are helping empower the doctors and scientists at Emory University to develop lifesaving treatments,” Sen. Ossoff said.
“It’s a tremendous honor for Emory to be the inaugural recipient of this very first ARPA-H Open BAA award, which will elevate and invigorate the visionary, life-changing health care research of our faculty,” said Emory President Gregory L. Fenves.
Last summer, Sen. Ossoff joined with Georgia’s Congressional Delegation urging ARPA-H resources to come to Georgia, pointing to the state’s world-class talent, dynamic commercial technology sector, and rich public health research legacy.
Sen. Ossoff has also pushed to ensure ARPA-H would collaborate and create partnerships with HBCUs, MSIs, and colleges that serve a high proportion of Pell Grant recipients on nationwide research projects.
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