Science and Technology

As a member of Congress, I have supported federal funding for programs like the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has led to several innovations in engineering and technology. I will continue to support legislation that will increase funding for technological and scientific research, especially in the Memphis medical community.

As a long-time supporter of STEM education programs, I know that engineering and computer science are increasingly important subjects for all of our children to study. In Congress, I have cosponsored several bills that would improve funding and accessibility to STEM programs across the country, including legislation that created grants for encouraging underrepresented minority or low-income students to pursue STEM careers.

In Fall 2016, I voted for the budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017 which provides funding for essential government programs including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The bill provided $19.65 billion to NASA, which was $600 million more than the agency’s original request.

As a member of Congress, I will continue to encourage progress in science and technology for the American people. 

More on Science and Technology

September 21, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $374,456 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for research on the genetics of Down Syndrome.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This important work by St. Jude will help us better understand Down Syndrome. I’m pleased to announce this significant support that will keep researchers in their labs advancing scientific discovery.”

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September 18, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a grant of $877,232 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for antibiotic research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that St. Jude continues its important work with antibiotics during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s good to see our scientists and lab technicians hard at work on their important scientific pursuits.”

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September 16, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the National Institutes of Health have awarded significant grants to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Jude will receive $2,101,865 from the National Cancer Institute for work on telehealth-based exercises for childhood cancer survivors. UTHSC will receive $418,384 for clinical research into neurological disorders from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 15, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive two grants totaling more than $790,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The first, for $581,359, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will underwrite research on renal insufficiency in infants. The second, for $210,000, from the National Institute on Aging, will support research on the biochemistry of aging.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 14, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $500,813 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for medical research focusing on protein synthesis in ribosomes.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This is a significant investment in basic research that is likely to advance our knowledge in molecular biology. I’m pleased that this funding will keep our St. Jude researchers working in their labs to make life-sustaining breakthroughs.”

September 11, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, today announced two National Science Foundation grants to Rhodes College. The first, for $267,970, is for the study of brain activity involved in body movement. The second, for $84,657, is for research promoting legal and policy collaboration in robot design.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

August 28, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, this evening wrote to Attorney General William Barr asking that Memphis federal law enforcement officials be included in the Justice Department’s body-worn camera pilot program. The request comes days after U.S. Marshals shot a Memphis teenager in an incident in which cameras were not in use.

Congressman Cohen’s letter reads in part:

August 26, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a grant of $559,327 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research into arterial stiffness and hypertension.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

August 21, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $376,950 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for mitochondrial research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased that St. Jude, our premiere children’s research hospital, continues to pursue important research in the midst of this pandemic. This grant will keep its dedicated scientists in their labs making breakthrough discoveries and potentially saving lives.”

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August 13, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive a grant of $253,379 from the National Eye Institute for research into glaucoma monitoring using an artificial intelligence dashboard.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: