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New initiatives show how federal stimulus dollars advance scientific and medical research

Stanford's medical school just unveiled a new Web site featuring stories, interviews, and videos that illustrate how research funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is advancing human knowledge, helping the economy, and improving human health.

Above, Hugh O'Brodovich, MD, talks about using a $3.5 million grand-opportunity grant to examine a severe form of lung disease in premature infants that can lead to a lifetime of medical difficulties

In the last six months, the School of Medicine has been awarded more than $84 million in grants because of the stimulus package, and the money is expected to create up to 200 jobs.

To better understand the wide-ranging economic and scientific impact of funding provided by the ARRA, visit ScienceWorksForUs, a new initiative that tracks the flow of stimulus dollars to scientific research and related activities. U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other members of Congress announced the launch of the site yesterday.

Previously: Showing us the money

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