American Society of Hematology Presents 2010 Public Service Award to Senator Sherrod Brown

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American Society of Hematology Presents 2010 Public Service Award to Senator Sherrod Brown

PR Newswire – WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the 2010 ASH Award for Public Service and Erik Fatemi, Majority Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS), with the Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of their dedication to championing health care and research issues. These awards will be officially announced at the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting taking place December 4-7 in Orlando.

Sen. Brown is a long-time supporter of health care issues, including funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and providing insurance coverage for clinical trials. He led the effort to include a provision requiring coverage of routine patient costs associated with clinical trial participation in the final health reform bill. Appointed to serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee early this year by the Senate Democratic leadership, he will play a prominent role in establishing annual funding levels for federal programs including the NIH.

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