Children’s Hospital to Receive $240,000 in Recovery Funding

Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a biomedical research project.
Children’s Hospital and Research Center will receive $240,000 from HHS to fund a proposal to test a new genetically influenced mechanism that can contribute to inter-individual variation in drug response. The results of this research could yield improvement in the ability to identify individuals most likely to achieve cardiovascular benefits from statin treatment, and new pharmacologic approaches for increasing statin effectiveness.
money is being made available through the American Recovery andReinvestment Act.  To learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, go to www.recovery.gov.