Molloy praised the congressman, a Rutgers Law school alumnus, for his longstanding support of the university and his commitment to environmental science and medical research. “Representative Pallone’s steadfast commitment to science has been integral to the success of research at Rutgers,” Molloy said. “Our university is the number one recipient in New Jersey of funding from NIH, and Rep. Pallone has been a fierce advocate in ensuring this crucial partnership continues. We could not be more grateful and proud to present him with this award.”
Throughout his congressional career, Pallone has advocated for doubling the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As then-ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was a key proponent of the 21st Century Cures Act, which added over $2 billion to the NIH budget. Now as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he has strongly supported various research initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, increase research into cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as encourage the development and deployment of new technologies to deliver cures to patient populations. Please read more here.