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Kennedy Foundation Gives Johns Hopkins $1,261,448 for Mental Retardation Study.
A grant of $1,261,448 to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to establish an extensive research program into the causes of mental retardation and to aid in the construction of the Children's Medical Center was announced today by Robert F. Kennedy, president of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation.The grant provides $1,000,000 over a period of 10 years for research into the etiology of mental retardation, including financial support of up to $15,000 annually for each of five senior research scholars; $150,000 toward the construction of 10 beds and their related hospital facilities in the Children's Medical Center; and $111,448 toward construction of a laboratory floor in the Children's Medical Center, to be known as the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Laboratories for Research in Mental Retardation.Dr. Robert E. Cooke, professor of pediatrics of the Johns Hopkins University
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