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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 1, 2017 12:07 PM
From: Representative Marcia M. Hahn
To: All House members
Subject: Spinal Cord Disability Research Grant Program
I plan to introduce legislation 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.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB385