CONGRESSIONAL HEARING CONCERNING PITTSBURGH VA DESTRUCTION OF SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION of DRS YU and STOUT

 

Biobanking: How the lack of a coherent policy allowed the VA to destroy an irreplaceable collection of Legionella samples.

 

Chairman Brad Miller (NC).
Congressmen: Dana Rohrabacher (CA), Paul Brown (GA)
House Committee on Science and Technology

 
Congressional Hearing
Sept 9, 2008, 10:am
Rayburn Office Building

 

Dr. Victor Yu, Dr. Janet Stout, and Dr. Davide Snydman testify before the subcommittee

 

Witnesses testify before the subcommittee

Panel 1: Dr. Victor Yu, Dr. Janet Stout, and Dr. David Snydman (From L to R)

 

Panel 3: : Dr. Ali Sonel, Dr. Mona Melhem, Mr. Michael Moreland, Dr. Steven Graham, and Ms. Cheryl Wanzie (From L to R)

 

The entire hearing is available on the site below:

http://science.edgeboss.net/real/science/scitech08/090908.smi (Download Real Player (free) to view this video)

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The video is 3 hrs, 37 min, 2 sec long. The counter is on the periphery of the video screen.

The Hearing does not begin until 4 min, 33 sec.

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Chairman Miller's opening statement* Video Clip (14 minutes)

Testimony of Janet E Stout, PhD Video Clip (6 minutes)

Testimony of Victor L Yu ,MD Video Clip (14 minutes)

Testimony of David Snydman, MD  Video Clip (9 minutes)

Congressmen Miller, Rohrabacher, Brown question Drs. Snydman, Stout, Yu Video Clip (34 minutes)
 
Testimony of VA witnesses : Ali Sonel MD, Mona Melhem MD, Michael Moreland, Steven Graham MD, Cheryl Wanzie Video (60 minutes)

Mr. Michael Moreland  Video Clip (6 minutes)

Dr. Mona Melhem  Video Clip (6 minutes)

Congressmen Miller and Rohrabacher question the VA witnesses Video Clip (37 minutes)
 

Chairman Miller addresses Dr Yu  Video Clip (2 minutes)
 
Congressman Rohrabacher addresses Dr. Melhem and Mr. Moreland
* Video Clip (5 minutes)
 

Chairman Miller asks Drs Sonel and Melhem a question* Video Clip (6 minutes)

* Highlight


Press reports about the Congressional Hearing*


BACKGROUND: THE STORY OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE PITTSBURGH VA ADMINISTRATION AND THE SPECIAL PATHOGENS LABORATORY

 

 

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