Under Contract

The National Institutes of Health has signed a contract worth as much as $1.7 million with National Jewish Health to serve as the tissue repository for the Lung Tissue Research Consortium (LTRC), which provides human lung tissues to qualified investigators for use in their research. National Jewish Health, an academic research facility in Denver, “will oversee procedures for specimen procurement, processing, transport, storage, and distribution and make recommendations for improvement or modification of these procedures.” In addition to other responsibilities, the contractor will also analyze lung tissues for diseases — and assess the severity of those diseases — and distribute of lung tissue specimens to researchers.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has awarded a $37,080 contract to Mark Smith, who runs Smith Ranch Kennels in Texas, to kennel nine dogs long-term. 

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The Regents of the University of Michigan won a $345,375 contract from the Department of Transportation to help figure out the best “psychological and communication theories” in order to create the most effective public campaigns aimed at combating distracted driving and drunk driving. According to the Department of Transportation, the information will be provided in “non-technical, user-friendly format” to state and local departments for future use. The project will research what kinds of safety communication operations have been successful and identify how to create new ones. 

Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to mwilson@thehill.com.