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Upstate Medical University to use nearly $800K for research on schizophrenia

By Eric Reinhardt (


Researchers at Upstate Medical University will use nearly $800,000 in federal funding for a study on schizophrenia, the office of U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus) said. (Photo credit:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University in Syracuse will use more than $786,000 in federal funding for research on schizophrenia.

The funding is available through the National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the office of U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus) said.

Upstate Medical’s laboratory of behavioral and psychiatric genetics will use the money to conduct a study on the genetic factors that contribute to schizophrenia. Results from this study “could help” medical professionals better identify and treat schizophrenia, Katko’s office said.

“With this funding, researchers at SUNY Upstate will conduct an important study that could help medical professionals better treat individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia,” Katko said. “…I’m proud this funding will help provide researchers with the necessary resources to develop a fuller understanding of these disorders.”