FORA.tv Speaker - John E. Porter
John Edward Porter, JD, is Chairman of Research!America, Vice President of the Foundation for NIH, Chairman of PBS, and a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former trustee of the Brookings Institution and the RAND Corporation. Porter served 21 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and chaired the appropriations subcommittee that funded all domestic health programs, including NIH, CDC, and AHRQ, and was Vice-Chair of the subcommittee that funded U.S. global health efforts. Porter's work in Congress focused on increasing funding for health research and public broadcasting, human rights, population and development, and the environment. He is currently a partner in the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson. Porter attended MIT, received his bachelorâ€™s degree from Northwestern University and his law degree with distinction from the University of Michigan Law School.
07.26.09 | 00:56:25 min
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