Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Announces More Than $200,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 2, 2018
Press Release
Funds to be used for allergy, immunology and transplantation research

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded $202,039 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for allergy, immunology and transplantation research.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of our country’s premier medical institutions that continually saves the lives of children in Memphis and around the world,” said Congressman Cohen. “This new funding will allow the researchers and doctors at St. Jude to continue their important work to improve the health and wellbeing of all children.”

The mission of the NIAID is to lead research to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For over 60 years, the NIAID has supported basic and clinical research to improve understanding of the causes that lead to the development of immunologic diseases and to expand knowledge that can be applied to improving techniques of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.