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Marcy Kaptur's Political Summary on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9

Contact Information

Campaign Email
marcy.kaptur09@gmail.com

Washington, D.C. Webmail

Washington, D.C. Website

General Website

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Campaign
1841 Donty Road
Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: 419-259-7500
Phone: 800-964-4699

Washington, D.C.
2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711

District
17021 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone: 216-767-5933
Phone: 440-799-8499

District
200 West Erie
Room 310
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: 440-288-1500

District
5592 Broadview Road
Room 101
Parma, OH 44134
Phone: 440-799-8499

District
16024 Madison Street
Suite 3
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone: 216-767-5933

District
One Maritime Plaza
Room 600
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-259-7500
Fax: 419-255-9623
Toll Free: 800-964-4699

Key Staff
Steve J Katich III
Chief of Staff
2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3509
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711

Key Staff
Steven D Fought
Communications Director
2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3509
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711

Key Staff
Jennifer Holland
Scheduler/Executive Assistant
2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3509
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711

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Statement:

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) joined the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to announce the award of $1,948,415 in federal research funds to The University of Toledo's Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology research endeavors. The research project is funded for five years at $389,683 per year, and managed by The University of Toledo Medical School Professor R. Mark Wooten for the purpose of the "Intravital assessment of Borrelia burgdorferi immune clearance in skin," which is the causative agent of Lyme disease. "This is further national recognition for the important research being done at The University of Toledo," said Kaptur. "Lyme disease affects 300,000 Americans each year, a number far greater than previously thought, and 40% of whom end up with long-term, serious health concerns. There are no current tests available to definitively prove if the Lyme organism is eradicated or that the patient is cured. Research such as this will help us to know more about Lyme disease." "Researchers have had a hard time gaining an accurate understanding of how this bacterium acts in humans and other hosts since they are obligate parasites (can only survive within animals, not in artificial cultures)," said Professor Wooten of The University of Toledo. "Our group at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has been able to develop advanced microscopy models that allow us to directly observe the bacteria within the skin of individual intact living mice without harming the animal, and can then continuously observe how they interact with the host's immune cells over long periods of time. This NIH-funded study will use these methods to identify key mechanisms that allow the bacteria to evade the host's immune responses, with the hope they will provide new targets for Lyme disease-directed therapies." Kaptur is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has oversight over the National Institute of Health.

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