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Dingell Announces Over $500,000 in Research Grants for the University of Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced today that theUniversity of Michigan will receive a $525,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the frequency in which people conceal sickness and what motivates those decisions, as well as the cognitive and psychological impacts of those decisions. 

“Concealing illness has long been a problem in protecting individual and public health—a situation that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dingell. “This important research at the University of Michigan will help us better understand how often people hide illness, what motivates those decisions, the risks associated with concealing illness, as well as mental health impacts of concealing illness. The findings of this research will be critical in helping us make informed decisions during future public health crises”

The National Science Foundation supports research, innovation, and discovery at America’s colleges and universities by distributing federal grants. On average, NSF awards approximately 11,000 new grants each year to individuals or small research teams after a rigorous review process.

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