Congressman Cohen Announces $383,958 in Grants for UT-HSC

September 15, 2008
Press Release

The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a competing supplemental grant in the amount of $200,000 to the UT-HSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities for a training program and leadership education in neurodevelopmental disorders.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gave a new award in the amount of $183,958 to Dr. Richard Lee, a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UT-HSC, for allergy, immunology and transplantation research.  Dr. Lee is conducting research on mycobacterium, a strain of bacteria known to cause serious diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy. 

Congressman Cohen stated, “I am happy to announce additional grants from HHS for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.  The UT-HSC is a first-rate research hospital with a talented and dedicated team of doctors and researchers, and I applaud HHS for continuing to recognize the quality work and scientific research being conducted at the UT-HSC in Memphis.”

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Marilyn Dillihay, Press Secretary, 202-225-3265
Charlie Gerber, Communications Assistant, 202-225-3265