Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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.

More on Science and Technology

March 17, 2017 Enewsletters

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February 24, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis has been awarded a $174,911.00 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Computing and Communications Foundations  for research to verify theorems that describe the fundamental limits of computation under resource constraints.

October 29, 2015 Press Release

[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.”

September 3, 2015 Press Release

[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.

September 1, 2015 Press Release

[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:

July 24, 2015 Enewsletters

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July 24, 2015 Press Release

[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.

July 17, 2015 Enewsletters

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July 15, 2015 Press Release

[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.

July 10, 2015 Enewsletters

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