(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1519-E1520]
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                     RECOGNIZING DR. NEAL A. YOUNG


                       HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON

                      of the district of columbia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
accomplishments of District of Columbia resident Dr. Neal A. Young, 
recipient of the 2012 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for 
Science and Environment. These prestigious awards, presented annually 
by the Partnership for Public Service, honor outstanding achievements 
by federal employees in nine categories.
  Dr. Young is the Chief of the Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung 
and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the 
director of the NIH Center for Human

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Immunology, Autoimmunity and Inflammation. His pioneering laboratory 
and clinical research, together with his clinical practice and 
mentoring, has saved the lives of thousands of people throughout the 
world suffering from bone marrow failure syndromes, all while serving 
as a federal employee. During his federal service, Dr. Young has become 
the world's foremost expert in the difficult area of bone marrow 
failure, and the treatment protocols he developed for aplastic anemia 
are considered best practice. Currently, Dr. Young, who developed 
methods for testing for the B19 parvovirus, has a vaccine for the virus 
in clinical trials. He also has dedicated himself to training the next 
generation of hematology clinicians-researchers, and his students have 
gone on to lead departments throughout the world. We are particularly 
pleased and proud that a scientist with Dr. Young's accomplishments is 
a resident of our city, where his example will especially inspire the 
budding young scientists among our children.
  At a time when many federal employees feel beleaguered, Dr. Young's 
award puts a face on the term ``federal employee.'' Earlier this year, 
I introduced H. Res. 682, which expresses the sense of the House of 
Representatives in support of our outstanding federal employees, who 
are the best educated and most highly qualified broadly based workforce 
in the country. Dr. Young is a distinguished representative of federal 
employees at every level, who give their best to their work for the 
American people. The residents of the District of Columbia, many of 
whom also are federal employees, join me in congratulating Dr. Young, a 
distinguished D.C. resident who exemplifies our high quality federal 
employees and is now honored by our nation as one of our most 
remarkable scientists.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask the House to join me in honoring Dr. Neal Young 
for his outstanding accomplishments in science and for his continuous 
commitment to public service.