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house Bill H.R. 1128

Liver Research Enhancement Act of 2009

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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedFebruary 23rd, 2009

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Liver Research Enhancement Act of 2009

Official Title

To establish the National Center on Liver Disease Research, and for other purposes.


Liver Research Enhancement Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Center on Liver Disease Research in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to ensure the development of increased understanding of, and better treatments and cures for, liver disease. Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Liver Disease Research Advisory Board to: (1) advise and assist the Director of the Center concerning matters relating to liver disease research; and (2) develop the Liver Disease Research Action Plan to identify scientific opportunities and priorities of liver disease research. Requires the Director of each institute or center within NIH to allocate for liver disease research amounts necessary to: (1) fund existing scientific research opportunities; and (2) carry out the recommendations of the Plan.

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