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2014-04-09 16:26:03

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, released the following statement on the announcement that the University of California-San Francisco will launch a new online brain research registry: "I commend UCSF for launching this innovative new tool that has the potential to transform the way clinical trials are conducted as we continue...

2014-03-31 16:26:55

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, attended the dedication ceremony for the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today. He released the following statement: "It is an honor to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fellow Members of Congress, and leaders across the...

2014-03-28 16:20:53

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) sent a letter to President Obama today asking the Administration to redirect funds from the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation to youth mentoring programs. Fattah is recommending that fifty percent of the settlement go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA)--the largest mentoring youth organization in the country. The remaining half of...

2014-03-18 16:25:05

On Monday, Fattah offered remarks on a congressional delegation trip to the United Kingdom, and Tuesday was recognized in Sydney, Australia with the Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) continued pushing worldwide neuroscience cooperation in two separate international appearances via video conference this week. On Monday, Congressman Fattah addressed policymakers and researchers in the United Kingdom...

2014-03-10 16:33:21

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, released the following statement on Brain Awareness Week, celebrated March 10-16, 2014. Fattah is architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, a non-incremental policy initiative seeking to achieve groundbreaking progress in understanding the human brain: "For...

2014-02-27 16:27:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the below statement following the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder has been hospitalized: "I want to extend my thoughts and well wishes to Attorney General Eric Holder who was hospitalized earlier today. Since then, my office has been in touch with officials at the Justice...

2014-02-20 16:26:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) is visiting universities in Pennsylvania and New York this week as he continues a national tour engaging with leading neuroscience stakeholders and advocates across the country. The meetings and lab visits at Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the University of Pittsburgh stem from the Congressman's work as architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative (FNI), a...

2014-02-14 16:25:17

Fattah will share the award with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and will be recognized next month in Sydney WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be honored next month with the "Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award," by the Brain Mapping Foundation and the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT). The recipients of the annual award--presented to lawmakers whose visionary work has helped successfully advance science,...

2014-02-07 16:24:42

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies released the following statement on the recent announcement by CVS that they will stop selling cigarettes in their stores: "I congratulate CVS on its decision to cease selling tobacco products at more than 7,600 retail stores starting October 1st. With...

2014-02-04 20:23:42

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies released the following statement on the newly announced Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) - a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 10 biopharmaceutical companies and eight non-profit organizations. Fattah is architect of the...