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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 5, 2016 10:21 AM
From: Senator Mario M. Scavello
To: All Senate members
Subject: Spinal Cord Disability Research Grant Program
 
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation (formerly Senate Bill 1395 of 2016) to create a research grant program aimed at discovering new and innovative treatments and rehabilitative efforts for spinal cord disabilities.

Specifically, this legislation will invest $1 million into a grant program that awards grants to research institutions for research into spinal cord injuries.

People with spinal cord disabilities need our support and $1 million for research can go a long way in ensuring that these individuals can live a vital life. Pennsylvania has lead the charge on many medical breakthroughs with our talented research universities and vibrant medical landscape. If there is a breakthrough out there that will provide boundless opportunities and positive impacts on the lives of people with spinal cord disabilities in Pennsylvania and across the nation, we should provide the tools and take a leading role in this effort.

Pennsylvania would join approximately 11 other states (MN, NJ, NY, MA, MD, VA, KY, FL, OH, AL, SC, MO) supporting this effort, many of which now represent the cutting edge in the spinal cord research field and have made extensive breakthroughs in a short period of time. Please join me in this important endeavor to show our support and dedication for those individuals with spinal cord disabilities.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Christine Zubeck in my office at 717-787-6123 or czubeck@pasen.gov. Thank you for your consideration.


Introduced as SB31