Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,today announced that the Dallas VA Medical Center has been awarded a research grant designed to develop new methods to better serve veterans and their health care needs. The funding, totaling $624,000 over a 4-year period, is allocated to address the rates and determinants of decreased bone health among HIV-infected individuals.
“Throughout my time in Washington, I have devoted much of my efforts to serving our nation’s veterans and advancing our nation’s investment in research and development. I am delighted that this funding will address both of these areas,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “As chair of the House Science Committee, which oversees most of the country’s non-military research funding, I have made it a priority to fund programs that offer considerable benefit to the country, and programs that benefit our veterans may be the most noble endeavors we can support. It is an honor to congratulate the researchers at the Dallas VA Hospital for receiving this award and for the achievements we anticipate they will make to enhance the lives of veterans everywhere.”
This grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which has funded research for more than 90 years. The Dallas VA Hospital, located in District 30, received this funding through a highly competitive process that factors in ingenuity, innovation and service to veterans.