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Yarmuth Announces $2.95 Million in Funding for Major Research Initiatives at the University of Louisville

( Louisville, KY ) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced $2.95 million in federal funding he secured in the FY2010 budget for three research initiatives at the University of Louisville .   At a press conference at the University’s new downtown Clinical and Translational Research Building , Congressman Yarmuth joined U of L President Dr. James Ramsey and researchers from each of the impacted programs.

“These investments will help researchers right here in Louisville accomplish goals of national significance while solidifying our community’s position as a world-class research center,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “I am very pleased to have secured this funding that will ensure Louisville is a place where innovation thrives and drives economic growth.”

"These federal earmarks make it possible for us to continue important research that will boost learning for our students and aid the brave men and women in the military,” said Dr. Ramsey. “We appreciate Congressman Yarmuth's hard work to help secure these funds."

The funding secured by Congressman Yarmuth was approved in two appropriations measures that were recently signed into law:


·          $350,000 for U of L’s Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Program was secured by Congressman Yarmuth in the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Act.

·          At least $1.6 million for the Comprehensive Trauma/Organ Injury Program was secured by Congressman Yarmuth and Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

·          $1 million for the Radio Frequency Identification Technologies Program was also secured in the Defense Authorization by Congressman Yarmuth and Senators McConnell and Jim Bunning. Congressman Yarmuth and Senator McConnell also jointly secured $800,000 for the RFID program in last year’s federal budget.