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2014-05-20 16:25:47

Congressman Fattah took part in Brain Mapping Day on the Hill and addressed One Mind for Research's 3rd Annual Summit WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Capitol Hill today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) joined experts from around the world in drawing attention to the importance of brain mapping. Continuing his push to make neuroscience and brain research a national priority, the event was one of two in the last week spotlighting the ongoing efforts of the Fattah...

2014-05-19 16:24:29

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be honored for his efforts through the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, tomorrow, May 20, during the third annual Brain Mapping Day on Capitol Hill. Sponsored by the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Tuesday's event will feature an award presentation to Fattah, remarks by the Congressman, and a Congressional briefing providing a comprehensive look at the state of advanced...

2014-05-01 16:36:44

Fattah will participate in the STEM Great Think event, followed by visits to Stanford University and Facebook WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be in Silicon Valley tomorrow, May 2 to offer remarks and participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) inaugural STEM Great Think event. Fattah, who has been a longstanding proponent of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, has worked closely...

2014-04-25 16:23:51

The Congressman will be a part of "Brain Health Awareness Day" in Philadelphia and help kick off the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will speak to more than 1,000 neurologists, patients with neurologic diseases and their caregivers at Philadelphia's Brain Health Fair tomorrow, Saturday, April 26. The City of Philadelphia has declared the day "Brain Health Awareness Day," in...

2014-04-24 16:28:44

Congressman Fattah will deliver remarks to groups in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington as part of his Neuroscience Initiative efforts WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will deliver keynote addresses at four health conferences in the coming days as part of his efforts to elevate neuroscience as a national priority. The speeches in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington will each highlight the Congressman's current priorities and...

2014-04-23 12:30:12

Fattah will also visit brain research centers at Boston University and MIT as part of his Neuroscience Initiative WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference, this Thursday, April 24 in Boston, Massachusetts. Fattah will speak to more than 250 CEOs and business executives who are focused on developing...

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...


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