Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Announces Two Research Grants to St. Jude

September 3, 2019
Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will receive two grants totaling $765,763 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The first grant, for $410,606, from the Department’s National Cancer Institute, would pay for cancer treatment research. The second grant, for $355,157, from the Department’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, would underwrite research in pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“These research dollars will go a long way in advancing therapies for childhood cancer and will strengthen St. Jude’s workforce by supporting its talented scientists and staff as they continue to lead national research into cancer treatments and cures. I’m pleased to see this funding go to such a noble cause and invaluable work.” 

St. Jude has received $12.2 million in federal grants so far this year.