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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,689,566 in grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support diabetes research and health centers in Kenner and New Orleans, La.

“I’m thankful that this HHS funding will support more research into a disease that affects many Louisianians and support health centers that deliver important medical care to their communities,” said Kennedy. 

HHS has awarded the following grants:

  • $259,000 to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. to focus on diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic research
  • $4,685,960 to St. Charles Community Health Center, Inc. in Kenner, La.
  • $1,744,606 to St. Thomas Community Health Center, Inc. in New Orleans, La.