Science and Technology
As a member of Congress, I have supported federal funding for programs like the National Science Foundation, which has led to several innovations in engineering and technology. Most recently, I am a cosponsor of the Diversity in Science Technology and Nurturing Capable Educators (DISTANCE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3790). This bill seeks to achieve President Obama’s goal of preparing 10,000 new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers by encouraging college students who have studied the STEM disciplines to enter and continue in the teaching profession.
I will continue to support legislation that will increase funding for technological and scientific research, especially in the Memphis medical community.
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[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center a federal grant of $228,000 for an exploratory and developmental project on taste research.
“This significant federal investment will help the UT Health Science Center stay at the forefront of medical research,” said Congressman Cohen. “UT Health Science Center has a long history of research, in addition to its educational mission, and I am proud they are here in Memphis.”
[MEMPHIS, TN] – In his Memphis office this afternoon, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) met with Cordova cancer survivor Lori Kuhuski and Bert Fayne from the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division to discuss federal research initiatives and accept their petition urging increased cancer research funding.
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center three federal grants totaling $780,393 for a variety of programs and research projects.
“This significant federal investment will help the UT Health Science Center continue its pioneering research on the human brain,” said Congressman Cohen.
Today’s announcement includes funding for the following UT Health Science Center programs:
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, today announced $1,713,483 in federal grant funding for the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Started in 2007 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, the “St. Jude Life” Study, led by Dr. Melissa Hudson, is aimed at identifying a large group of pediatric cancer survivors and tracking health outcomes over the course of their lifetimes in an effort to gain insight into long-term effects of the illness and the treatments used on children.
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) commended Memphis’ selection as a participant in President Obama’s new ConnectHome initiative, which is aimed at accelerating broadband internet adoption by families and children through partnerships with local governments, private industry, non-profits, and other entities focused on tailoring internet access solutions to our community. Nationwide, both low-income and African-American households are significantly less likely to have internet access at home than other households.
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Co-Chair Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act through the U.S. House of Representatives:
The senseless Emanuel AME Church murders are so horrific and so sad that they are hard to fathom. There are still some in America who are so full of hate that we must ask what put this young man on this path. Read my full statement on Wednesday’s shootings in Charleston here.