August 13, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds HHS Research and Emergency Preparedness Grants for Nevada

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of three new grants for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno Board of Regents, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

“I commend HHS for investing in scientific research and emergency preparedness for Nevada hospitals all across the state,” said Cortez Masto. “These funds are critical investments to improve the health and well-being of Nevadans and also provides a needed boost to STEM research at our public universities. I will continue working to secure federal funding for the state to ensure that we can support scientific research at our public universities and enhance the quality of life for all Nevadans.”

The following grants were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services: 

  • Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
    • Nevada Public Health Emergency Preparedness: $9,164,469
  • Board of Regents, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Grants to States for Loan Repayment: $500,000 
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Development of a Multi-scale Mathematical Model for Chip-based Chromatography: $71,805