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Testimony

Calendar Year 2009 Congressional Testimony

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December

December 16, 2009

  • Terry T-K Huang, Director, Obesity Research Strategic Core, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Innovations in Addressing Childhood Obesity
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

December 10, 2009

  • Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, RADM, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Children and Disasters: A Progress Report on Addressing Needs
    Before: Committee on Homeland, Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate

December 2, 2009

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November

November 18, 2009

  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: H1N1 Preparedness: An Overview of Vaccine Production and Distribution
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jesse Goodman, Director Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: H1N1 Preparedness: An Overview of Vaccine Production and Distribution
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, RADM, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Safeguarding our Nation: HHS Response to the H1N1 Outbreak
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

November 17, 2009

  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: H1N1 Flu: Getting the Vaccine to Where It Is Most Needed
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Protecting Employees, Employers and the Public: H1N1 and Sick Leave Policies
    Before: Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Eric Sampson, Ph.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health
    Subject: Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives

November 10, 2009

  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: The Cost of Being Sick: H1N1 and Paid Sick Days
    Before: Committee on Health, Education. Labor and Pensions, United States House of Representatives

November 5, 2009

  • Rodney Hammond, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Preventing Child Abuse and Improving Responses to Families in Crisis
    Before: Committee on Education & Labor, United States House of Representatives

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October

October 28, 2009

October 27, 2009

  • Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, RADM, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Safeguarding our Nation: HHS Response to the H1N1 Outbreak
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives

October 21, 2009

  • Stephen I. Katz, Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
    Subject: The Case for Space: Examining the Value
    Before: Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: 2009 H1N1 Influenza: Monitoring the Nation’s Response
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate

October 20, 2009

October 7, 2009

  • Stephen Taplin, Chief, Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Breast Cancer Screening Improvement Means Considering the Entire Process
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • Cynthia R. Mann, Director, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Access to Dental Services for Medicaid Recipients
    Before: House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, United States Senate

October 6, 2009

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September

September 29, 2009

  • Anthony S. Fauci,  Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Role of NIH-Supported Research in the Response to 2009-H1N1 Influenza
    Before: The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives
  • Thomas R. Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Responding to the 2009-2010 Influenza Season
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives
  • Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., DABT, ATS, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Director, National Toxicology Program, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Hearing on Children’s Environmental Health
    Before: Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate
  • Jesse Goodman, Director Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Administration’s Flu Vaccine Program: Health, Safety, and Distribution
    Before: The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives

September 24, 2009

  • Michelle Snyder, Acting Deputy Administrator and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Getting To Better Government: Focusing on Performance
    Before: Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

September 22, 2009

September 21, 2009

  • Michael R. Milner, RADM, Regional Health Administrator for Region 1 (New England), U.S. Public Health Service and the Health and Human Services
    Subject: H1N1 Flu: Protecting Our Communities
    Before: The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , United States Senate

September 15, 2009

September 14, 2009

  • Robert N. Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, National Cancer Institutes, National Institutes of Health
    Subject: Health Effects of Cell Phone Use
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate
  • John R. Bucher, Ph.D., Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Subject: The Health Effects of Cell Phone Use
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate

September 10, 2009

September 9, 2009

  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Preparing Small Businesses for the Challenges of 2009-H1N1 Influenza
    Before: The Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives
  • Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Ryan White AIDS Reauthorization Bill
    Before: The Committee on Energy, United States House of Representatives

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August

August 21, 2009

August 5, 2009

  • Thomas R. Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Autism Research, Treatments, and Interventions
    Before: The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

August 4, 2009

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July

July 29, 2009

July 16, 2009

  • Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Full Committee Hearing on Food Safety
    Before: The Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives

July 13, 2009

  • Joshua  M. Sharfstein, Principal Deputy Commissioner , Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act
    Before: The Committee on Rules, United States House of Representatives

July 9, 2009

  • Donald B. Moulds, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Census Data and Its Use in Federal Formula Funding
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives

July 8, 2009

  • Joshua  M. Sharfstein, Principal Deputy Commissioner , Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Regulation of Bottled Water
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives

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June

June 25, 2009

June 24, 2009

June 22, 2009

June 16, 2009

  • RADM W. Craig Vanderwagen, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: HHS’ Efforts to Provide Science-based Pandemic Influenza Guidance for the U.S. Workforce
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • Howard Frumkin, Director, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Agency Budgets and Priorities for FY 2010
    Before: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives

June 9, 2009

  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: FY 2010 Budget
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate

June 4, 2009

  • Edwin L. Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, Administration on Aging
    Subject: Needs of Family Caregivers of Veterans
    Before: The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

June 3, 2009

June 2, 2009

  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: FY 2010 Budget
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives

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May

May 21, 2009

  • Michael McGeehin, Ph.D., Director, Division of Environmental Hazard Preparedness and Emergency Response , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Health and Product Safety Issues Associated with Imported Drywall
    Before: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate

May 20, 2009

  • Daniel   Sosin, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, Acting Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency
    Subject: Strengthening State and Local Public Health Preparedness
    Before: The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives

May 15, 2009

May 14, 2009

May 7, 2009

  • Joshua  M. Sharfstein, Principal Deputy Commissioner , Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: 2009 - H1N1 Flu Virus
    Before: The Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, United States Senate
  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: CDC’s Response to a Novel 2009-H1N1 Influenza Virus
    Before: The Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives

May 6, 2009

  • Anthony S. Fauci,  Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Role of NIH-Supported Research in the Response to 2009-H1N1 Influenza
    Before: he Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives
  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: U.S. Global Health Response to a Novel 2009-H1N1
    Before: The Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives
  • Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Combating Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid
    Before: The Senate Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Health Reform in the 21st Century
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means,

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April

April 30, 2009

  • Joshua  M. Sharfstein, Principal Deputy Commissioner , Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: 2009-H1N1 Flu Virus
    Before: Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • RADM W. Craig Vanderwagen, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: ASPR’s Emergency Preparedness Role in the 2009-H1N1 Flu Outbreak
    Before: Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives
  • Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Deputy Director for Science and Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: U.S. Health Response to a Novel 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus
    Before: Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives

April 29, 2009

  • Jessica Banthin, Director of Modeling and Simulation, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Funding the VA of the Future
    Before: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives
  • Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Restoring Fairness to Federal Sentencing: Addressing the Crack-Powder Disparity
    Before: Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

April 23, 2009

April 22, 2009

  • Jo Anne Goodnight, SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The Importance of Technology in an Economic Recovery
    Before: Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives
  • Deborah Taylor, Chief Financial Officer and Director, Office of Financial Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Eliminating Waste and Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid
    Before: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate

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March

March 26, 2009

March 18, 2009

March 12, 2009

March 11, 2009

  • 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: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Associated with Salmonella Typhimurium
    Before: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, United States Senate

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February

February 26, 2009

February 25, 2009

February 11, 2009

February 5, 2009

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