The Paul G. Rogers Page

Rogers was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between May 1979 and December 1981. He is a partner of the law firm Hogan & Hartson. From 1971 to 1978, he was Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, and was instrumental in passing the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Act of 1978 ("Healthy People"). He has been Chairman of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation's (unregistered) lobby, Research!America since 1996. The Paul G. Rogers Plaza at the National Institutes of Health was named after him in commemoration of the vast sums of money he sent their way.

Rogers bio / Research!America
Paul Rogers Plaza Tribute / Research!America (pdf, 5pp)
Board of Directors / Research!America

Rogers' Congressional bio says that he was a member of the boards of Merck & Co. and Mutual Life Insurance of New York after leaving Congress in 1979. He was elected in 1955 in a special election to fill the vacant seat after the death of his father, Dwight L. Rogers.

Rogers, Paul Grant / US Congressional Bio

Rogers delivers the same old pitch for increased medical research funding (Ensuring a Healthier Future, by Paul G. Rogers. LE Magazine, July 1998.) The Life Extension Foundation was incorporated in 1980 by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, and they got a regular column in Jacob Sullum's Reason Magazine.

Rogers, 1998 / Life Extension Foundation

Public Health & Environment Subcommittee, 1971

The American Health Foundation Newsletter crows about the special hearing to promote their fraudulent dietary agenda before the House Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment, Nov. 15, 1971, chaired by Rep. Paul G. Rogers. (AHF Officials Present Diet-Heart White Paper At Congressional Hearings; Comments Invited. AHF Newsletter Special Report 1971;3(3):1.) The AHF Board of Scientific Consultants includes Lester Breslow and anti-smoker ETS study author Takeshi Hirayama.

AHF Newsletter 1971 / UCSF-Legacy

The National Cancer Act of 1971

Cancer Crusade: The Story of the National Cancer Act of 1971. By Richard A. Rettig. Princeton University Press, 1977: Rogers' role in the National Cancer Act of 1971 is portrayed as "independent" - but there has never been any significant disgreement between Rogers and the Lasker Syndicate over their bogus epidemiology. The whole thing amounts to a faction fight among our enemies over how to arrange their administrative furniture.

Cancer Crusade, p. 199 / National Academy Press

National Consumer Health Information and Health Promotion Act of 1976

Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano crows about new appropriations for the Office on Smoking and Health: "Much of the authority for the activities of this new Office comes from the landmark legislation, 'The National Consumer Health Information and Health Promotion Act of 1976', which was sponsored by House Health Subcommittee Chairman Paul Rogers." The old National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health became the nucleus of the new Office, and it got a $23 million boost in funding. (Address by Joseph A. Califano, Secreatary of HEW, Before the National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health, Jan. 11, 1978.) This contemptible traitor boasts about quitting smoking to please his brat, as if adults are supposed to proud of letting stupid little babies run their lives.

Califano to Interagency Council on Smoking and Health, 1978 / UCSF-Legacy

1978 Hearing on DHEW Anti-Smoking Initiatives

Rogers chaired the Feb. 15, 1978 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, at which the usual health fascist conspirators testified: HEW Secretary Joseph Califano, Surgeon General Julius Richmond, (future AHF Trustee) Robert I. Levy, and (future AHF Triustee) NCI Director Arthur Upton; plus the usual contingent from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (a puppet of the American Public Health Association); while Horace Kornegay of the Tobacco Institute got to "oppose" them.

DHEW Anti-Smoking Initiatives, 1978 / UCSF-Legacy

The RAND Corporation

Rogers was a Trustee of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1989. This was during the period that it produced the Manning study of smoking costs, which was designed as a fallback position in case the flagrant frauds of the OTA and SAMMEC studies became too well-known.

1980 Symposium on Cancer

The Advisory Committee of the Symposium on Cancer, presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, Sep. 14-18, 1980, included Laurance S. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Board of MSKCC; Benno C. Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Memorial Hospital; James D. Robinson III, Vice Chairman of the Board of Memorial Hospital; Lane W. Adams, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society (and future AHF trustee); Frank J. Rauscher, the ACS's Senior Vice President for Research; and NCI Director Vincent DeVita. The Program Committee included future AHF trustee Jerome J. DeCosse; Mathilde Krim; LaSalle D. Leffall, then immediate past president of the American Cancer Society, who shortly became a trustee of the AHF; and Frank J. Rauscher. Sir Richard Doll ("The Interphase Between Epidemiology and Cancer Control"); Arthur C. Upton; Alfred G. Knudson (CTR 1986-94); John Weisburger, longtime research director of the AHF; R. Lee Clark and his assistant, Joseph Painter; and former Rep. Paul G. Rogers.

International Symposium on Cancer, 1980 / UCSF-Legacy

National Council on Patient Information and Education

Rogers was chairman of the NCPIE from 1982 to 1998.

About / National Council on Patient Information and Education

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Rogers has been chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation since 1986.

Governing Boards / National Osteoporosis Foundation

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Rogers was elected Chairman of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine in 1989 (which Mary Lasker's friend Frances Humphrey Howard had helped found). 2002 Board of Directors of FNLM: Longtime Lasker ally former Rep. Paul G. Rogers is chairman. Other board members: Former Assistant Secretary for Health Edward N. Brandt Jr.; former HEW chief Joseph A. Califano Jr.; Lois DeBakey; Mary Lasker's crony Michael E. DeBakey; Mary's nephew, James Fordyce; her friend, Frances Humphrey Howard; Joshua Lederberg; Gilbert Omenn's mentor, Robert G. Petersdorf; Former Surgeon General Julius B. Richmond and former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan; John Whitehead of Research!America; Susan Whitehead; and Mary Woolley, President of Research!America.

Board of Directors / Friends of the National Library of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

In 1991, Rogers was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Board of Overseers of the School of Medicine.

Board of Trustees, April 26, 1991 / University of Pennsylvania (pdf)

Harvard School of Public Health

Rogers has been on the Dean's Council of the Harvard School of Public Health since 1998. Frank Stanton, the former President of CBS, was on the Council in 1998 and 1999. In 1999, Mrs. William McCormick Blair Jr. was also on the Council. Former Rep. Paul G. Rogers has been on the Council since 1998. Barry R. Bloom was the Dean. President Bush's physician Kenneth Cooper and William H. Foege were on the Visiting Committee.

Credits, 1998 / Harvard School of Public Health
Credits, 1999 / Harvard School of Public Health

Current members of the Visiting Committee include Margaret A. Hamburg, the daughter of David A. Hamburg; Clinton administration Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Jo Ivey Boufford; Karen Davis; Steven A. Schroeder of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Mary Woolley of Research!America.

Advisors / Harvard School of Public Health

Scripps Research Institute

Rogers was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Scripps Research Institute in 1994. Fellow trustees include Mrs. William McCormick Blair Jr., Vice President of the Lasker Foundation; former AHF Trustee Charles C. Edwards; and John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society.

Scripps Research Institute Board of Trustees

The Council for Tobacco Research (the infamous CTR) was a major donor to SRI (over $1 million over the years). Other major donors in that class include the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

Donors / Scripps Research Institute

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Rogers was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NFID in 1994, and continues as a trustee in 2006, along with his fellow Lasker Legislator, former US Rep. John Edward Porter, and Fred Hassan of Schering Plough. The NFID was founded in 1973, and reflects the Lasker Syndicate mentality of concern for acute infectious diseases while excluding chronic infection. (They will only admit that HPV is involved in a mere "82%" of cervical cancers.) They love to have society galas, and their honorees are figures of wealth and power like Ted Turner, John D. Rockefeller IV, David Satcher, Jimmy Carter, William Foege, Mary Lasker, Michael DeBakey, and C. Everett Koop (hissssssss). Their "Double Helix" symbolism is more appropriate to genetics research. These are the kind of people who incite hysteria about germ warfare or the latest bug going around, while agitating for limiting peoples' access to antibiotics because they wouldn't want any chronic infections to be cured unintentionally. (The lifestyle police need those to justify their repressive crusades.)

Board of Trustees / National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Directors / National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rogers was a member of the Panel on Infectious Diseases of the NIAID Strategic Planning Task Force in 2000. Other members of this panel included Gail Cassell, a member of the board of directors of Research!America; former CTR Science Advisory Board member Peter M. Howley; and Joshua Lederberg.

Strategic Planning Task Force, 2000 / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

American Cancer Society

Rogers is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, 2001. Eustace Mullins reported him to be an ACS director in his 1988 book, Murder By Injection. Honorary Life Members of the ACS include Mrs. Elmer H. Bobst, Mary Lasker's nephew James W. Fordyce, AHF Trustee LaSalle D. Leffall, and Charles A. LeMaistre.

2001 ACS Form 990 / American Cancer Society (pdf, 114pp)

IOM "Cancer and the Environment," 2002

Rogers is Chairman of the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine of the Institute of Medicine. Lynn Goldman of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health is Vice Chairman. Arch-traitor Sam Donaldson of ABC News babbles about his "instant" belief in the 1964 Surgeon General Report, which undoubtably enhanced his future career immeasurably. Lasker ally former Rep. John Edward Porter (R-IL) pontificates on "Cancer and the Environment: A View From the Hill."

Rogers / National Academy Press, 2002
Donaldson / National Academy Press, 2002
Porter / National Academy Press, 2002

American Federation for Aging Research

Rogers is a director of AFAR, which was founded by Irving S. Wright, who in 1964 was a member of the President's Committee on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke. Lasker & Mahoney correspondent Robert N. Butler (who testified at the 1993 "Preventive Health" hearings that were designed to shill for Roz Lasker's "Clinton Health Care Plan") is a fellow director.

About / American Federation for Aging Research

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Research

Rogers is a member of the board of directors of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Research.

Leadership / American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Research

University of Chicago

Rogers is on the Visiting Committee of the Council for the Division of Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Former Dean of the Harvard School of Medicine, Daniel C. Tosteson, is also a member.

Visiting Committee / University of Chicago

The CDC Foundation - created to circumvent Congressional funding and oversight

Rogers was a director of the CDC Foundation (aka Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control) since at least 2000. "Created by Congress, the CDC Foundation is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) achieve its vision of "Healthy People in a Healthy World, Through Prevention". (Who We Are, CDC Foundation 1997.) Rogers was on the Board of Directors of the CDC Foundation from at least 2000. (CDC Foundation 2001 Annual Report.) "When the American Legacy Foundation was established in 1998, it identified as one of its key goals 'to reduce youth tobacco use.' Before Legacy could design media campaigns and education programs targeting youths, however, the new organization had to gather information about teen smoking habits. But it was faced with a dilemma: no comprehensive youth tobacco surveillance system existed to collect these important data. Determined not to let this become a setback, the Legacy Foundation began talking with CDC to see if the groups could work together to quickly complete a school based survey. Researchers at CDC were also interested in data on youth smoking and tobacco knowledge but could not gather this information easily because the agency had no appropriated funding for a national survey. Looking for potential solutions, the groups approached the CDC Foundation for help. Because of the Foundation’s unique independent, non-profit status, it was able to serve as the coordinator of the project, working with government scientists to provide technical support and hiring an outside contractor, Macro International, Inc., to conduct the survey. The Legacy Foundation provided the funding. With the CDC Foundation’s swift implementation of the project, The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) was completed within several months, and data were collected, analyzed and reported by the end of the year - in time for Legacy to launch its planned media campaign in early 2000." (CDC Foundation Helps Get the Word Out About Tobacco. CDC Foundation 2000 Annual Report.) "The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) was conducted September-October 1999 by the American Legacy Foundation in collaboration with the CDC Foundation and with technical assistance from the CDC... Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Programs States can use the NYTS and their YTS data to develop, monitor, and evaluate the elements of their comprehensive tobacco control programs as defined in the CDC`s Best Practices For Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. Best Practices provides states with recommended strategies and funding levels for effective programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use, eliminate the public`s exposure to secondhand smoke, and identify and eliminate disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups." (CDC: Facts About -- Youth Tobacco Surveillance United States, 1998- 1999 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). M2 Presswire, Oct. 13, 2000.) C. Charles Stokes was its first director.

CDC Foundation Helps Get the Word Out About Tobacco, 2000 / CDC Foundation
CDC: Facts About -- Youth Tobacco Surveillance United States, 1998- 1999 / ProQuest

Global Health Council

Rogers is a director of the Global Health Council, an umbrella group on K Street funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fellow directors include William H. Foege and Louis Sullivan.

Directors / Global Health Council

National Coalition on Health Care

The NCHC is an umbrella group that breaks the mold of K Street lobbyists by being located on G Street instead. Paul G. Rogers is co-chair with the former governor of Iowa. Members of the board of directors include Rogers; Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle Group, also on the board of the Rand Corporation; and William Novelli, chairman of the board and former president of the ACS & RWJF-funded Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, who is now Executive Director and President of the AARP. Individual supporters include Robert N. Butler; former AHF Trustees Charles C. Edwards and Edmund D. Pellegrino; former Enron and ImClone director John Mendelsohn; Roz Lasker's "Medicine and Public Health" crony, M. David Low; University of Michigan Vice President for Health Gilbert S. Omenn; former Surgeon General Louis Sullivan; and Laurance Rockefeller.

Board / National Coalition on Health Care
Supporters / National Coalition on Health Care

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rogers, Anne and Charles Sanders, Sen. Ted Kennedy, James Watson, former Rep. John Edward Porter, Cokie Roberts and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson "joined members of Congress, representatives from the major pharmaceutical companies, and a few prominent Washingtonians at a lavish dinner held at the Library of Congress," chaired by Deeda Blair of the Lasker Foundation. (NIH Dinner Celebrating the Helix and the Genome. Washington Life, May 2003.)

NIH Dinner / Washington Life 2003

Rogers is a member of the Leadership Team of the Lasker Foundation's Funding First lobbying group.

Leadership Team, Funding First / Lasker Foundation

Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Roundtable

"Some of the prominent pieces of legislation which Mr. Rogers sponsored and played a major role in enacting are: the National Cancer Act of 1971 and 1977; the Health Manpower Training Act; the Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung and Blood Act; the Research on Aging Act; the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970; the Medical Device Amendments of 1976; the Emergency Medical Services Act; the Health Maintenance Organization Act; the Clean Air Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; the Radiation Health Safety Act; the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments of 1977; and the Sea Grant College Act... Mr. Rogers is a member of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Committee of the American Bar Association and was made an Honorary Member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is Chairman of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Chairman of Research! America, Chairman, Trustees of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Chairman of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, and Co-Chairman of the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care. Mr. Rogers serves as a Director or Trustee on the following boards: The Scripps Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Foundation for Biomedical Research, The American Cancer Society, and the CDC Foundation... Mr. Rogers is a member of Harvard School of Public Health Dean’s Council, the University of Chicago Council for the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Washington University National Council of the School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Trustee Board." (Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Roundtable Members and Staff, Institute of Medicine. Last Updated: 2/27/2006.) Carol J. Henry of "Mouse House" fame is also a member of this Roundtable.

Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Roundtable Members and Staff / Institute of Medicine

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cast 02-16-08