Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen Announces Nearly $1.9 Million for UTHSC

May 4, 2015
Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis was awarded a total of $1,885,417 in federal grant funding for six different research projects.

“These significant federal investments will help keep Memphis and the UT Health Science Center at the forefront of the medical research community,” said Congressman Cohen.

The following grants were awarded to UTHSC under today’s announcement:

  • $645,184 from the National Eye Institute for the “Nanoplatform and Modeling of the Subretinal and RPE Microenvironment in AMD” project,
  • $327,600 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the “Cholesterol control of alcohol-induced cerebral artery constriction” project,
  • $280,133 from the National Institute on Aging to help answer the question: “Is HSF1 the key in mediating Hsp90 inhibitor effect in AD?”
  • $250,000 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the “Hospital Responses to Medicare Readmission Penalties” project,
  • $225,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for the “Real-time differences in sensorimotor integration for speech perception between stuttering and non-stuttering populations” project, and
  • $157,500 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the “Group A Streptococcal Vaccine Containing Immunogenic Peptides of Streptolysin S” project.