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Passed House amended (04/20/2005)

Recognizes: (1) the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Salk polio vaccine; (2) the pioneering achievement of Dr. Jonas Salk and his University of Pittsburgh research team in the vaccine's development; and (3) the field trials conducted by Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., and his University of Michigan team of statisticians and epidemiologists.

Expresses appreciation to: (1) the University of Pittsburgh for the elimination of the diseas; (2) the members of Dr. Salk's research team; (3) the individuals, a majority of whom were Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, residents, who agreed to participate in the vaccine clinical trials; (4) the family members of Dr. Salk for their participation in medical history; (5) the University of Michigan for its efforts in proving the vaccine was safe and effective; and (6) the members of Dr. Francis' team.