Wes Hickman (202 224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864 250-1417)
- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today announced $3.2 million in health grants have been awarded to South Carolina.
State of South Carolina
- $376,000 to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to support SC Access Plus.
- $40,000 to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to conduct a public awareness campaign about trauma centers.
Medical University of South Carolina
- $325,865 to support the development of orphan care products.
- $307,490 for research in aging.
- $211,180 for environmental health hazards research.
- $139,100 for heart and vascular disease research.
- $135,920 for kidney diseases, urology and hematology research.
- $108,000 to support geriatric education centers.
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
- $523,890 to research marine toxins.
Life Point, Inc. in Charleston
- $418,903 for programs to increase organ and tissue donation.
Care Alliance Health Services in Charleston
- $371,165 to support early intervention programs in the treatment of AIDS and HIV.
University of South Carolina
- $253,297 to support clinical research science laboratories.
- $73,500 for research in cancer detection and diagnosis.
“The programs supported by these grants not only provide South Carolinians with quality healthcare, but also provide the research necessary to improve the lives of all Americans,” said Graham.