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Congress questions acting NIEHS director

linkurl:Samuel Wilson,;http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/ad/index.cfm acting director of NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said today that he intends to restore cuts to NIEHS programs that focus on disease prevention, long-term epidemiological research, education and outreach. His comments came at a congressional hearing held by the linkurl:House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.;http://domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov/ linkurl:Dennis Kucinich;http://kucinich.house.gov/

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linkurl:Samuel Wilson,;http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/ad/index.cfm acting director of NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said today that he intends to restore cuts to NIEHS programs that focus on disease prevention, long-term epidemiological research, education and outreach. His comments came at a congressional hearing held by the linkurl:House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.;http://domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov/ linkurl:Dennis Kucinich;http://kucinich.house.gov/ (D-OH), chair of the subcommittee, and linkurl:Darrell Issa;http://issa.house.gov/ (R-CA), ranking member, questioned Wilson about NIEHS cuts, most of which were made under the direction of former NIEHS director linkurl:David Schwartz,;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53502/ who was asked to step down from his post late last month while allegations of his mismanagement of the agency are reviewed by federal and outside management experts. Wilson responded that he fully intended to restore funding to the programs including reestablishing the budget of EHP, saying that, "prevention is a priority of my own and indeed all the NIH." As Wilson is only acting interim NIEHS director, however,...

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