Fattah honored for medical research advocacy

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was honored by the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) in Philadelphia Tuesday for his leadership in Congress on behalf of medical research.

The tribute to Fattah’s longtime commitment to the medical community came at NDRI’s spring board meeting, following his attendance the evening before at the President’s Dinner for the 152nd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences as a guest of Academy President Ralph Cicerone. The NDRI award acknowledges Fattah’s commitment to elevate neuroscience to a top priority for the U.S. government.

“The National Disease Research Interchange is pleased to recognize Congressman Chaka Fattah for his strong, sustained support of federal investment in medical and health research,” NDRI President and CEO Bill Leinweber said. “Congressman Fattah is a champion for the health and economic benefits that accrue from investment in research.”

As ranking member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, Fattah has been a strong advocate for medical research. He recently reintroduced America’s FOCUS Act and has also sponsored a policy initiative titled the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, with goals of coordinating federal neuroscience activity, increasing public-private partnerships regarding brain research, and expanding research collaboration internationally.

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