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Testimony

Calendar Year 2002 Congressional Testimony

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December 10, 2002-- Stephen L. Foote, Ph.D., Director, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

December 10, 2002-- Karen Midthun, M.D., Director, Office of Vaccine Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: FDA's Ongoing Response to the Issue of Vaccines and Autism
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

October 10, 2002-- Roger Nasci, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, National Center for Infectious Diseases/CDC
Subject: CDC's Public Health Approach to Control of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes
Before: Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

October 8, 2002-- Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Subject: The Regulatory Framework under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Governmental Affairs

October 3, 2002-- Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., Deputy Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: FDA's Response to the Emerging Threat of West Nile Virus
Before: House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform

October 3, 2002-- James M. Hughes, M.D., Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Public Health Response to West Nile Virus
Before: House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform

September 18, 2002-- William Hobson, Director, Office of Special Programs, Health Resources and Services Administration
Subject: The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

September 10, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Reducing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety
Before: House Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means

September 10, 2002-- Jerome M. Hauer, M.H.S., Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: America's Blood Supply: Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of September 11th
Before: House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce

September 3, 2002 -- Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Subject: Health Effects of Air Pollution
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Health

August 15, 2002-- Pamela E. Starke-Reed, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health
Subject: The Federal Government's Current Efforts in Aging and Nutrition Research
Before: Senate Special Committee on Aging

August 5, 2002-- Gary J. Dykstra, Regional Food and Drug Director, Southeast Regional Office, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject:FDA-Regulated Products, Safety Efforts at the Port of Tampa, Florida
Before: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations

July 31 2002-- Joseph A. Levitt, Esq., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
Subject:Dietary Supplements and Their Use for Weight-Loss Purposes
Before: Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia

July 26, 2002-- JosÚ F. Cordero, M.D., M.P.H., Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Birth Defects: CDC Strategies for Prevention and Ensuring Quality of Life
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families

July 26, 2002-- Rosemary Sokas, M.D., M.O.H., Associate Director for Science, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Participation in Cleanup Activities at the Brentwood Mail Processing and Distribution Center
Before: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on the District of Columbiam

July 25, 2002-- Paul M. Coates, Ph.D., Director, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: NIH's Role in the Field of Dietary Supplements: Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Good Science
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

July 25, 2002-- William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Role in Combating Obesity and the Scientific Basis of Diet and Physical Activity
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

July 16, 2002-- Tom Grissom, Director, Center for Medicare Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Veterans' Medicare Payment Act of 2002 (H.R. 4939)
Before: House Veterans' Affairs Committee

July 16, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: HHS and the Department of Homeland Security
Before: House Select Committee on Homeland Security

July 15, 2002-- Roderick K. King, Director, Boston Field Office, Region I (New England), Health Resources and Services Administration
Subject: Health Professions Workforce Shortages
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

July 10, 2002-- Edwin Walker, Director, Centers for Wellness and Community-Based Services, Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Health Concerns of Native Elders
Before: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

July 9, 2002-- Sherri Z. Heller, Ed.D., Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: State Information Technology (IT) Systems
Before: House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy

July 9, 2002-- William K. Hubbard, Senior Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Legislation, Food and Drug Administration
Subject: The Importation of Drugs into the United States
Before: Senate Special Committee on Aging

June 26, 2002-- Robert C. Williams, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, Director, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: ATSDR's Public Health Response Activities in Spring Valley
Before: House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on the District of Columbia

June 25, 2002-- Claude A. Allen, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: HHS and the Department of Homeland Security
Before: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

June 20, 2002-- Wilson M. Compton, M.D, M.P.E., Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
Before: House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government

June 20, 2002-- Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: ATSDR's Public Health Response Plan in Libby, MT
Before: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, Risk, and Waste Management

June 20, 2002-- Gregory R. Wagner, M.D., Director, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Workplace Exposure to Asbestos
Before: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, Risk, and Waste Management

June 19, 2002-- Roger Bernier, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Science, National Immunization Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Vaccine Safety Research Activities
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

June 16, 2002-- Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Responding to the Needs of Small Business Health Care Providers
Before: House Committee on Small Business

June 14, 2002-- Peter C. Van Dyck, M.D., Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration
Subject: Reducing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety
Before:Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families

June 13, 2002-- Dennis Smith, Director, Center For Medicaid & State Operations Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Medicaid Financial Management
Before: House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernment Relations

June 12, 2002-- Thomas A. Scully, Administrator Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Medicare Payment For Medical Supplies
Before: Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Subcommittee on Education

June 11, 2002-- David W. Fleming, M.D., Acting Director,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Falls Among Older Americans: CDC Prevention Efforts
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Aging Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

June 10, 2002-- Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Effects of Trauma on Children and the Role of Mental Health Services
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

June 10, 2002-- Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Homeland Security: The Federal and Regional Response
Before: House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards

June 10, 2002-- Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Director, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Homeland Security: The Federal and Regional Response
Before: House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards

June 6, 2002-- Claude Lenfant, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Subject: Review of NIH Programs With an Emphasis on Stroke, Heart Disease, and Blood Diseases
Before: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

June 6, 2002-- G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., Chief, Child Development & Behavior Branch National Institute of Child Health & Human Development National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Learning Disabilities & Early Intervention Strategies: How to Reform the Special Education Referral & Identification Process
Before: House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Education Reform

June 6, 2002-- Audrey S. Penn, M.D., Acting Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
Subject: Efforts in Addressing Stroke
Before: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

June 5, 2002-- Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Lead-based Paint Poisoning: Federal Responses
Before: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation

May 23, 2002-- Tom Grissom, Director, Center For Medicare Management
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Medicare and Preventive Services
Before: House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

May 23, 2002-- Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Acting Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: AHRQ's Role in Evidence-Based Preventive Health Care Services
Before: House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 23, 2002-- David W. Fleming, M.D., Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Role in Improving the Health of Older Americans
Before: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 22, 2002-- Audrey S. Penn, M.D., Acting Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
Subject: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Effort to Implement the Parkinson's Disease Research Agenda
Before: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education

May 21, 2002-- Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Acting Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: AHRQ's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, House Committee on Government Reform

May 21, 2002-- William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CDC's Role in Combating the Obesity Epidemic
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

May 21, 2002-- Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., Director, Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: CMS's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Before: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, House Committee on Government Reform

May 21, 2002-- John Ruffin, Ph.D., Director, Director, National Center on Minority Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: NIH's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities
Before: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources House Committee on Government Reform

May 21, 2002-- Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: OMH's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources

May 16, 2002-- Peter Kaufmann, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Stress Management in Reducing Heart Disease
Before: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Committee on Appropriations

May 15, 2002-- Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., Acting Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: Under the Influence: The Binge Drinking Epidemic on College Campuses
Before: Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs

May 14, 2002-- Cristina Beato, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Public Health and Science U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Impact of Smoking on Women's Health
Before: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate

May 7, 2002-- Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The National Family Caregiver Support Program
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Aging

May 2, 2002-- Lois Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director for International Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
Subject: NIH's Activities to Treat NOMA
Before: Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC)

May 1, 2002-- Janet Rehnquist, Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Oversight and Management of the Government Purchase Card Program
Before: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

May 1, 2002-- Marc R. Weisman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Grants and Acquisition Management, Department of Health and Human Services
Subject: The Usage of the Government Credit Cards for Procurement Purchasing at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Before: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

April 30, 2002-- Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Subject: Safety of Federal School Lunches
Before: Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, and
Before: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations

April 30, 2002-- Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging
Subject: Alzheimer's Disease Research
Before: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

April 25, 2002-- Eve E. Slater, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
Subject: The Role of HHS in Improving Women's Health
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health

April 25, 2002-- James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H., Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: CDC Efforts to Improve Women's Health
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health

April 19, 2002-- Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Subject: ATSDR's Examination of PCB Contamination in Anniston, Alabama
Before: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on VA-HUD and Independent Agencies

April 18, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: HHS Efforts to Coordinate and Prepare for Bioterrorism
Before: Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs

April 18, 2002-- Stephen L. Foote, Ph.D., Director, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Subject: NIH Autism Research Efforts
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

April 18, 2002-- Coleen Boyle, Ph.D. Associate Director for Science and Public Health, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: CDC Activities Related to Autism
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

April 17, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: Integrating Prescription Drugs into Medicare
Before: House Committee on Ways and Means

April 17, 2002-- Wade F. Horn, Ph.D, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
Subject: Head Start and Child Care in the Context of Early Learning
Before: House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education

April 16, 2002-- Claude A. Allen, Deputy Secretary, HHS
Subject: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (the Privacy Rule) and the Proposed Modifications to those Standards
Before: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

April 16, 2002-- Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., Deputy Administrator And Chief Operating Officer Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Promoting Disease Management In Medicare
Before: House Ways And Means Committee Subcommittee On Health

April 12, 2002-- Vickie Mays, Ph.D., Chair, Subcommittee on Populations, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)
Subject: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- Elaine Parry, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Subject: SAMHSA's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science
Subject: OMH's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- Robinsue Frohboese, Principal Deputy and Acting Director, Office for Civil Rights
Subject: The HHS/OCR's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- John Ruffin, Ph.D., Director, National Center on Minority Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Subject: NIH's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- Deborah L. Parham, Ph.D., R.N., Acting Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
Subject: HRSA's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 12, 2002-- Walter W. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: CDC Efforts to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Before: Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

April 11, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: The Next Phase of Welfare Reform
Before: House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources

April 10, 2002-- Kevin Yeskey, M.D., Director, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: Bioterrorism: CDC's Public Health Response
Before: House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health

April 9, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: Welfare Reform and Child Care
Before: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

April 2, 2002-- Judith A. Salerno, M.D., Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Subject: Current Alzheimer's Disease Research at NIA and in Collaboration with the Other NIH Institutes
Before: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Aging

March 22, 2002-- Charles Curie, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Subject: Solutions to Problems Posed by Crime and Substance Abuse
Before: House Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources

March 21, 2002-- William F. Raub, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Office of the Secretary
Subject: Combating Terrorism - Protecting The United States: The Role of HHS's Office of Public Health Preparedness
Before: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations

March 20, 2002-- Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Subject: Fiscal Year 2003 President's Budget Request for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Before: House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations

March 20, 2002-- Bobby P. Jindal, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary
Subject: Medicare Modernization: Examining the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program as a Model for Seniors
Before: House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce

March 19, 2002-- Wade F. Horn, PhD., Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
Subject: Child Care and Its Role in Advancing Our Welfare Reform Agenda
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy of the Committee on Finance, and
Before: Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

March 14, 2002-- Hon. Bobby P. Jindal, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary
Subject: Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap)
Before: House Committee on Ways and Means

March 13, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: President's FY 2003 Budget for HHS
Before: House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment

March 12, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: Next Phase of Welfare Reform
Before: Senate Finance Committee

March 12, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: Next Phase of Welfare Reform
Before: House Committee on Ways and Means

March 7, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: President's FY 2003 Budget for HHS
Before: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

March 7, 2002-- Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Subject: Medicare Coverage of Prescription Drugs
Before: Senate Finance Committee

March 6, 2002-- Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration
Subject: Prescription Drug User Fee Act
Before: House Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce

March 6, 2002-- Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Subject: ATSDR's Role in Environmental Health Tracking
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

March 6, 2002-- Richard J. Jackson, MD, M.P.H., Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: CDC Efforts to Develop and Implement an Environmental Health Tracking System
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

March 6, 2002-- Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Subject: NIH Environmental Health Prevention Research
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

March 5, 2002-- Clarence Carter, Director, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families
Subject: FY 2003 Budget for Indian Programs[Tribal TANF, Native Employment Works (NEW), and Administration for Native Americans (ANA) programs]
Before: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

February 28, 2002-- Statement for the Record by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Subject: Mammography Quality Standards Act
Before: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health, and
Before: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

February 28, 2002-- Statement for the Record by the Food and Drug Administration
Subject: Mammography Quality Standards Act
Before: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health, and
Before: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

February 28, 2002-- Stephen Leppla, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Oral Infection and Immunity Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Subject: Quickening the Pace of Research In Protecting Against Anthrax and Other Biological Terrorist Agents -- A Look at Toxin Interference
Before: House Committee on Government Reform

February 28, 2002-- Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Subject: Mammography and the Department's views on its value
Before: Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, and
Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health

February 28, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: President's FY 2003 HHS Budget
Before: House Budget Committee

February 27, 2002-- Rosemary Sokas, MD, M.O.H., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: CDC Efforts to Address the Health and Safety Needs of Immigrant Workers
Before: Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Labor and Pensions, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

February 14, 2002-- Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Subject: Medicare Payment for Physicians' Services
Before: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

February 13, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: HHS's Role in Halting the Global Spread of HIV/AIDS
Before: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

February 13, 2002-- Bobby P. Jindal, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary
Subject: Protecting Against Genetic Discrimination: The Limits of Existing Laws
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

February 12, 2002-- John K. Jenkins, MD, Director, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
Subject: Oxycontin: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

February 12, 2002-- H. Westley Clark, J.D., M.D., M.P.H., Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Subject: The Treatment of OxyContin« Addiction and the Prevention of Further Drug Abuse
Before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

February 12, 2002-- Glen R. Hanson, Ph.D., D.D.S., Acting Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Subject: OxyContin: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Before: Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

February 11, 2002-- Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging
Subject: Administration on Aging's (AoA) perspectives on emergency preparedness for the elderly and those with disabilities
Before: Senate Special Committee on Aging - NY Field Hearing

February 11, 2002-- Stephen Ostroff, M.D., Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Subject: The CDC and Emergency Preparedness for the Elderly and Disabled
Before: Senate Special Committee on Aging - NY Field Hearing

February 6, 2002-- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
Subject: President's FY 2003 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services
Before: House Committee on Ways and Means

February 5, 2002-- Lisa A. Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Subject: Fighting Bioterrorism: The HHS Role in Using America's Scientists and Entrepreneurs to Find Solutions
Before: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

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