May 23 2003

South Carolina Awarded $4.6 Million for Children’s Immunization Program

MUSC and USC Receive Health Studies Grants

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded five grants to South Carolina totaling $5,334,406. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control received the largest grant, worth over $4.6 million, to aid the state in providing immunizations and vaccines for children. “This is great news for South Carolina,” Graham said. “Protecting the health of our children is a solid investment in the future.” The four other grants are for research to be conducted at the state’s medical schools:
  • $538,521 for pregnancy research at the Medical University of South Carolina. This project evaluates vitamin D requirements during pregnancy.
  • $164,160 for an MUSC program entitled “Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care.”
  • $15,000 for continuing education and development projects at MUSC from the Maternal & Child Health Bureau.
  • $10,000 for cancer cause and prevention research at the University of South Carolina.