September 22, 2020

Cassidy Announces $6.7 Million for Public Health Initiatives at Louisiana Institutions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $6.7 million in federal funds to boost Louisiana’s public health institutions and develop innovative strategies to combat COVID-19.

“Louisiana’s public health institutions play a critical role in improving the nation’s public health system and ensuring our most vulnerable patients receive quality health care,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is vital to research effective medical solutions as we continue to fight the pandemic.”

 Programs receiving funding include:

  • $3,743,182 for cancer detection and diagnosis research at Tulane University
  • $2,718,813 for strengthening public health systems and services through national partnerships at the National Network of Public Health Institutes in New Orleans
  • $219,000 for genetic analysis on the biological response to environmental health hazards at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport