[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 169 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1763]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF MEMPHIS-BASED U.S. BIOLOGIC IN THEIR WORK TO 
                    HALT THE SPREAD OF LYME DISEASE

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                            HON. STEVE COHEN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 2, 2013

  Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, today I would like to recognize the work of 
Memphis-based U.S. Biologic in their work to halt the spread of Lyme 
disease. U.S. Biologic was recently awarded a grant of $1 million from 
the Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge to expand their 
research on this important topic and I am proud to honor the hard work 
of their dedicated research team, especially Maria Gomes-Solecki.
   I believe that our Nation's true department of defense is made up of 
the doctors and researchers who work hard to find cures and prevention 
methods for the diseases that threaten the lives and livelihoods of 
Americans every day. The research of people like Dr. Gomes-Solecki is 
integral in our mission to make the United States a safer place for the 
grandchildren of our generation, and I encourage more federal 
investment in the initiatives of the National Institutes of Health, as 
well as private funding like that provided through the Global Food and 
Health Innovation Challenge.
   I congratulate U.S. Biologic and Dr. Gomes-Solecki on their 
achievement and I look forward to more developments from some of the 
Nation's most advanced researchers who are based in my district.

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