1140-23 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE 19958
7 May 2015
REP Lamar Smith
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Bulld
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Smith,
You may have received my 2 May 2015
REPORT TO THE CONGRESS, REVISED
NICHD/NIH VIOLATION OF PL 87-838 ON APRIL 15, 1975
CALL FOR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND A NEW VISION FOR RESEARCH H.R. 1806
that recognizes the importance of SEC. 123. BRAIN RESEARCH THROUGH ADVANCING INNOVATIVE NEUROTECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE of the National Science Foundation.
Specifically, The CONGRESS Should MANDATE THE EVALUATION OF SALTZBER’S ”SEPTAL SPIKING” THAT WOULD IDENTIFY THE DANGEROUS VIOLENT OFFENDER; AND ITS APPEARANCE IN DEPRESSED, VIOLENT/AGGESSIVE CHILDREN WHO HAVE A HISTORY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
An appeal to John Holdren, Ph.D. Policy Director, White House Office of Science and Technology to support “septal spiking” research was to no avail.
The NSF could best implement this research program since the NIH and White House have refused to recognize the importance and significance of this research for the non-invasive identification of early impaired brain function in violence prone individuals. See video clips:
https://vimeo.com/69200952 -9 Min
https://vimeo.com/71761209 -2 Min
The enclosed documents reviews the history and accomplishments of the Developmental Behavioral Biology Program, NICHD and its unfortunate demise with its unlawful termination of this program under PL 87-838 by Dr. Norman Kretchmer, then Director, NICHD and sustained by all subsequent NICHD and NIH Directors.
I have attempted to obtain Congressional corrections and from other sources and I include correspondence with Congressman Bilbray, San Diego, April, 2000 with that of Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations without success.
The Congress needs to set fiscal obligations for research program priorities, first acknowledged and enacted by Secretary Caspar Weinberger, see NICHD Chronology.
1975. May 14, 1975
NIH Memo to
Jehu C. Hunter from Joseph Bobbitt, Ph.D. It explicity
states that DHEW Secretary Weinberger is upset by the lack of response from
various federal agencies to his directive to increase activity and research on
child abuse and neglect. "He finally said that perhaps the Secretary would
have to remind the agencies and set fiscal obligations as he did for FY [fiscal
year] 74." Bobbitt stated "that specific
requirements were never set for FY 75 (but that NICHD had maintained its FY
1974 mandate level)".
Please share the enclosed with
Senator Chuck Grassely
Chairman Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Thad Cochran,
Chairman Senate Appropriations Committee
as some of this documentation has not been shared with them.
Any assistance that your office can provide will be gratefully appreciated.
James W. Prescott, Ph.D.