Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen Announces $709K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

September 21, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a grant worth $709,574 for research into the regulation of lipid metabolism in bacteria.  The new federal funding will be distributed by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIMGS).

St. Jude makes significant contributions in the fight to cure childhood cancer,” said Congressman Cohen. “These new federal funds will give researchers and doctors at St. Jude the funding they need to expand our knowledge of the human body, which can then be used to increase the cancer survival rate.

NIGMS is one of the Institutes of the National Institute of Health (NIH), which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  NIGMS’ mission is to lay the groundwork for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention by supporting research that increases our understanding of basic life processes.  Their research mandate includes a wide variety of fields including biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, and biochemistry.