H.R. 1672 (112th): Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act of 2011

May 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lois Capps
Representative for California's 23rd congressional district
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H.R. 2408 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 30, 2010

H.R. 1429 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2013


This bill was introduced on May 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 02, 2011
Referred to Committee May 02, 2011
Full Title

To expand the research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to scleroderma, and for other purposes.


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83 cosponsors (63D, 20R) (show)

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Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate NIH activities with respect to scleroderma, with particular emphasis on:
(1) research focused on the etiology of scleroderma and the development of new treatment options;
(2) clinical research to evaluate new treatments options; and
(3) basic research on the relationship between scleroderma and secondary conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension, gastroparesis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and Sjogren's Syndrome.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out an educational campaign to increase public awareness of scleroderma. Permits print, video, and web-based materials distributed through this campaign to include: (1) basic information on scleroderma and its symptoms; and (2) information on the incidence and prevalence of scleroderma, diseases and conditions affiliated with scleroderma, or the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma.

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