INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's top children's hospital is getting new research spaceintended to move basic research more quickly into new treatmentsfor ailing children.
A former research floor at Riley Hospital for Children will berenovated into research space to allow the Indianapolis hospital toconduct pediatric clinical trials.
The Indiana University School of Medicine is providing nearly$8.5 million in federal stimulus funding for the project.
Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs)announced the Riley grant during a Friday stop in Indianapolis. Thegrant is one of 146 federal awards totaling $1 billion forconstruction or upgrades of research space across the nation.
IU President Michael McRobbie said the Riley project will allowresearchers to conduct "path-breaking research" to help sickchildren.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
Christmas is just over two weeks away, but it came early for some very special kids in Hancock County.