ASH is recognizing Erik Fatemi, majority clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, with the 2010 ASH Award for Outstanding Service for his tireless dedication to championing health-care and research issues. The Society presents this award each year to individuals in both the public and private sectors who have displayed effective “behind-the-scenes” leadership in areas relevant to the mission of the Society.
Mr. Fatemi has served as professional staff of the Subcommittee since 2001 and was appointed majority clerk by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) in February 2010. During his many years of service on the Subcommittee, Mr. Fatemi’s responsibilities have included working on funding issues for the National Institutes of Health and working on policy related to overturning federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, he worked for more than a decade as a reporter and editor at various newspapers.
The 2010 Outstanding Service Award will be formally announced prior to the Plenary Scientific Session today at 1:30 p.m.
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