Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $280,000 to University of North Dakota to Support Alzheimer's Research

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $283,925 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support aging research. Specifically, the funds will be used to test how diets rich in palmitate, a vitamin A compound, increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

“Alzheimer’s disease affects thousands of North Dakotans and their families, and it’s important to invest in research that will help us to better understand how individuals can prevent this disease,” Hoeven said. “This grant will allow UND researchers to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and help protect our loved ones from this debilitating condition.”

The funds are made available through the National Institute on Aging. Through his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven works to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s citizens by supporting research programs at the National Institutes of Health.