WASHINGTON--Representative John Edward Porter of Illinois has received an American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. award for "superb legislative leadership for medical research."
Rep. Porter, in his first year as chairman of the House of Representative's Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education and Other Related Agencies, succeeded in extricating medical research funding from the overall budget battle, thus assuring continuation of medical research at medical centers and universities throughout the country.
In presenting the award, Robert J. Ruben, MD, professor of pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of the Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, New York City, said that Rep. Porter's leadership "allows vital research work . . . to go forward uninterrupted . . . not only in our field, but also in the fields of cancer, heart disease, and lung disease--indeed in all health areas of profound interest to the American people, and people worldwide."