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Miller-Meeks Recognizes Iowa City’s Alan Johnson

September 28, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, September 28th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Iowa City’s Alan Johnson.



To watch Miller-Meeks’ speech, click HERE, and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an individual from my district for his work to keep both Iowans and Americans healthy.

Alan Johnson, a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa has been selected for the 2021 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research by the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension.

This award by the American Heart Association is given to members of the scientific community who have had a “major impact” in research that has contributed to better understanding the causes and effects of hypertension.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common cardiovascular condition that affects millions of Americans a year.

I am proud of Professor Johnson for his decades of research into the effects, causes and treatments into this condition, and I congratulate him for earning this prestigious award.