September 25, 2020

Cassidy Announces $777,110 Grant for Tulane Research on Maternal Mortality and Cancer Detection

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $777,110 to Tulane University for maternal mortality and cancer research.

“Tulane University has already conducted groundbreaking scientific research on COVID-19, and now with this award – the opportunity to find innovative solutions to defeat cancer and lower the maternal mortality rate in Louisiana,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Tulane is receiving $630,957 for a research project on digital nanoplasmonic quantification of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles in plasma microsamples and $146,153 to research the impact of state-level policies on maternal mortality.