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Testimony

Calendar Year 2007 Congressional Testimony

2010~2009~2008~2007~2006~2005~2004~2003~2002~2001~2000~1999~1998~1997~1996

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December

December 11, 2007

December 5, 2007

December 4, 2007

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November

November 15, 2007

November 14, 2007

November 13, 2007

November 7, 2007

November 1, 2007

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October

October 31, 2007

October 30, 2007

October 25, 2007

October 24, 2007

  • H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Use and Utility of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
    Before: Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
  • Leonard J. Paulozzi, Medical Epidemiologist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Subject: Trends in Unintentional Drug Poisoning Deaths
    Before: Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives

October 23, 2007

  • Gerald W. Parker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: HHS Progress in National Preparedness Efforts
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • Julie L.  Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Climate Change and Public Health
    Before: Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate
  • John Howard,  Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: EEOICPA: Is the Program Claimant Friendly For Our Cold War Heroes?
    Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate
  • Robert  G.  McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Health and Environmental Impact of Uranium Mining on the Navajo Nation
    Before: Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, United States House of Representatives

October 16, 2007

  • Timothy B. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Subject: CMS Audits of Medicare Advantage Plans
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

October 11, 2007

October 4, 2007

  • Hugh Auchincloss, Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Protecting the Public Health: The Importance of NIH Biodefense Research Infrastructure
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • Richard  E. Besser, Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Subject: Oversight of Select Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • Steven M. Solomon, Associate Director, Global Operations and Policy, Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Food Imports
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ray Arthur, Director, Global Disease Detection Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: CDC’s Global Disease Detection Program: Safeguarding our Nation
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate

October 3, 2007

October 2, 2007

  • Kevin Yeskey, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Director,, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Preparing the National Capitol Region for a Pandemic
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • Jeffrey L. Kohler, Associate Director for Mining and Construction Safety and Health Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Current Mine Safety Disasters: Issues and Challenges
    Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate

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September

September 26, 2007

September 25, 2007

September 20, 2007

September 18, 2007

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August

August 15, 2007

  • H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Creating Healthier Tribal Communities
    Before: Indian Affairs Committee, United States Senate

August 1, 2007

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July

July 25, 2007

July 19, 2007

July 18, 2007

July 17, 2007

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June

June 26, 2007

June 22, 2007

  • Kevin Yeskey, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Director,, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Advancing Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Care in our Nation
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Walter J. Koroshetz, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: NIH Emergency Care Research
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

June 21, 2007

June 20, 2007

June 19, 2007

  • Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Subject: Progress and Plans in Type 1 Diabetes Research
    Before: the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • Robert Kolodner, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Protecting Patient Privacy in Healthcare Information Systems
    Before: Oversight and Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

June 12, 2007

June 6, 2007

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May

May 24, 2007

May 22, 2007

  • Abby L. Block, Director, Center for Drug and Health Plan Choice, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Medicare Advantage Private Fee-For-Service Plans
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jeffrey L. Kohler, Associate Director for Mining and Construction Safety and Health Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Promises or Progress: the MINER Act One Year Later
    Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate

May 21, 2007

May 16, 2007

  • Jeffrey E. Shuren, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Clearance - Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA)
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

May 15, 2007

May 10, 2007

  • Howell Wechsler, Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Using School Wellness Plans to Fight Childhood Obesity
    Before: Education and Labor Committee, United States House of Representatives

May 8, 2007

May 2, 2007

  • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Global Health
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Catherine Roca, Chief, Women's Program, National Institutes of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Research on Postpartum Depression at the National Institute of Mental Health
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • Dennis G. Smith, Director, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Oversight of State Performance & Access to Dental
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Assessing the Impact of a Safe and Equitable Biosimilar Policy in the United States
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Stephen B. Blount, Dr., Director, Office for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Subject: Global Health
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate

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April

April 30, 2007

  • Dr. Roger I. Glass, Director, Fogarty International Center
    Subject: Frontiers of Science
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine
    Subject: Frontiers of Science
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Frontiers of Science
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Jeremy Berg, Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Subject: Frontiers of Science
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate

April 26, 2007

April 25, 2007

  • Jennifer Lincoln, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety
    Before: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives
  • Robert E.  Brackett, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Service
    Subject: FDA’s Role in Measuring and Assessing Perchlorate Levels in Food and Beverages
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • James Pirkle, Deputy Director for Science, National Center for Environment Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: CDC’s Perchlorate Biomonitoring Activities and Study Results
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives

April 20, 2007

  • Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging
    Subject: Burden of Chronic Disease
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Subject: Burden of Chronic Disease
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Stephen I. Katz, Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
    Subject: Burden of Chronic Disease
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Elizabeth G. Nabel, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Subject: Burden of Chronic Diseases
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate

April 19, 2007

  • Jacques Rossouw, Chief, Women’s Health Initiative Branch National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Women’s Health Initiative
    Before: Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate

April 18, 2007

April 17, 2007

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March

March 29, 2007

  • Timothy B. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Subject: Medicare and Medicaid Improper Payments
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

March 26, 2007

  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Follow-on Protein Products
    Before: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives
  • Story C. Landis, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Mind, Brain, and Behavior
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Thomas R. Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Mind, Brain, and Behavior
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate

March 22, 2007

March 21, 2007

  • Leslie V. Norwalk, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: The Medicare Advantage Program
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Julie L.  Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Extensively Drug Resistant TB: CDC’s Public Health Response
    Before: Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

March 20, 2007

March 19, 2007

  • Elias A. Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

March 15, 2007

March 14, 2007

March 13, 2007

March 12, 2007

March 9, 2007

March 8, 2007

March 6, 2007

  • Sidonie Squier, Director, Office of Family Assistance
    Subject: The Next Phase of Welfare Reform
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Rerpresentatives

March 2, 2007

March 1, 2007

  • Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Terry L. Cline, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 08 Budget Proposal
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Thomas R. Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Research and Services
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

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February

February 28, 2007

  • John O. Agwunobi, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: 9/11 Health Effects: HHS’s Monitoring and Treatment of Responders
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government , United States House of Representatives
  • Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2008 President’s Budget Request
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
  • John Howard,  Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: State of Mine Safety and Health
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate

February 27, 2007

  • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 2008 Budget
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

February 15, 2007

February 13, 2007

February 8, 2007

February 7, 2007

February 6, 2007

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January

January 31, 2007

January 24, 2007

January 19, 2007

  • Story C. Landis, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Promise and the Challenge of Stem Cell Research
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate

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