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Sept. 24—Nov. 9: House and Senate in Recess
The House and Senate are expected to be in recess Sept. 24 through Nov. 9. Both chambers will resume session on Nov. 13.

Sept. 24: What Impedes Cancer Research? Featuring NCI Director Harold Varmus, M.D.
10 a.m.; 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
As part of the National Press Club’s Newsmaker Series, National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, M.D. will discussthe barriers that impede the nation’s ability to make faster progress against cancer, sequestration, and the lack of focus on health research in the presidential campaigns.

Sept. 27: Briefing on Using Research to Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Quality
12 p.m.;U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 203-02,Washington, D.C.
AcademyHealth in collaboration with several cosponsors will hold a congressional briefing on what health service research is and how it can be used to transform health care delivery.

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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806