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FASEB President Addresses Congressional Audience at Coalition for Health Funding Briefing on Public Health
Date:3/2/2010

BETHESDA, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Mark O. Lively, Ph.D., addressed a Capitol Hill audience, including congressional staff, and members of the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF) today to describe the critical role biomedical research plays in improving public health. "At a time when our nation is searching for ways to repair and improve our troubled healthcare system, I am here to reemphasize the importance of providing steady and sustained funding for biomedical research in the United States," Lively stated during the CHF-organized event titled, Public Health 101: Building Capacity to Meet America's Mounting Health Needs.

Lively pointed out the drastic toll chronic disease takes on both health care spending and the lives of patients suffering from these conditions. "But the good news," he added, "is that biomedical research has contributed significantly to improved health and the opportunities for continued progress have never
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