Congressmen Cohen Announces $2.5 Million in NIH Grants for St. Jude and UTHSC

September 16, 2020
Press Release
Funding for neurological research and childhood cancer therapy

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:

“This is important funding for our premiere, Memphis-based medical research institutions and will go a long way in advancing their ongoing work on neurological disorders and on the treatment of childhood cancers survivors. This investment in our community will improve health outcomes.”

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