Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stimulus money to fund Down syndrome center in Colorado

From The Denver Post:

The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine will receive $575,000 from the omnibus federal spending bill for its program set up to attract new doctors to rural areas.

In 2007, no active, licensed physicians lived in Bent or Washington counties, according to the Colorado Health Institute. San Juan, Mineral and Costilla counties each had one.

The school's Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is to receive $1.5 million for lab equipment to study the syndrome and find new treatments.