WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $424,875 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to research the lasting effects of COVID-19 on the brain.
“There’s much we don’t know about the long-term effects of COVID-19. With this new round of federal funding, scientists and researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will be able to better understand the impacts of the virus on individuals and communities,” said the lawmakers. “By investing in Maryland scientists and research institutions, we can enhance our knowledge of the virus, save lives and improve health outcomes.”
Funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services and will support UMB’s clinical studies on the lasting neurological effects of COVID-19, as well as prevent the loss of research jobs.