ny-fundAccording to a New York State Assembly news release, assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has announced that $2 million in the 2013-2014 state budget will support the Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund.

The release notes that the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) was first funded in 1998 and is designed to draw on monies available within the Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund in order to bolster researchers’ efforts to pinpoint a cure for spinal cord injuries (SCIs).

The release also notes that since its inception, SCIRP has awarded more than $71 million to fund pioneering research targeting the therapy and treatment of SCIs. The funding for the program has reportedly lapsed since 2010.

Silver emphasizes that, “This investment funds groundbreaking research that transforms the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.”

Source: New York State Assembly