Cohen Announces $457K for 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 $457,290 for alcohol research programs. The funds will be distributed via the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
“The University of Memphis is known and well respected for its many research programs,” said Congressman Cohen. “These new federal funds will go a long way toward helping support programs that research alcoholism and how it can be prevented and treated.”
NIAAA is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. It funds approximately 90 percent of all such research in the United States and promotes reductions in the per capita consumption of alcohol. NIAAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and sometimes fatal consequences of these problems.