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    Congressional Briefing Highlights Importance of Biomedical Research

    Date: October 04, 2011

    On September 13th, the NIAMS Coalition commemorated the 25th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) with a Congressional Briefing hosted by the NIAMS Coalition to highlight the importance of biomedical research. ASBMR is a member of the NIAMS Coalition and was one of the leading organizations of the coordinating committee that planned and organized the widely attended event. Stephen Katz, MD, PhD, director of NIAMS, addressed the attendees. Congressional Champion awards were given to Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), CW Bill Young (R-FL), and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). ASBMR member and JBMR Editor-in-Chief Tom Clemens, Ph.D. presented a Lifetime Achievement award to former Representative John E. Porter. For more details, click here.