Cohen Announces $441K for Drug Abuse and Addiction Research at University of Memphis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Memphis $441,332 for drug abuse and addiction research programs. The funds will be distributed through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
“The University of Memphis is known throughout the country for its top-flight staff and research facilities,” said Congressman Cohen. “With the help of this new federal funding, the University of Memphis will continue its standard of excellence in providing the scientific field with valuable data pertaining to drug addiction.”
NIDA’s mission is to lead the country in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: first, to facilitate the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines; and second, to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment, and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.