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Sept. 23: AAMC Briefing on Research and Care Delivery of High-Risk Newborns
12:00 p.m.; B-354 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The AAMC and March of Dimes will hold a congressional briefing entitled, “Neonatal ICUs, NIH, and Academic Medicine: Advancing Care for the Most Vulnerable Newborns.” The briefing will explore how the collaboration between NIH and academic medical centers has yielded advances in this field; how the intersecting research, education, and patient care missions of academic medical centers have contributed to these advances; and how the intersection of research and care delivery benefits patients and communities. Confirmed speakers include: Alan Guttmacher M.D., director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and Jeffrey Gerdes, M.D., M.B.A, associate chairman, department of pediatrics; chief medical officer for network development; associate chief, division of neonatology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Sept. 30: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
12:00 p.m.; Location: TBD
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet. A full agenda will be posted on PCORI’s website when available.

Oct. 1: NHSC Students to Service Application Call
8 p.m.; Teleconference
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) will host a technical assistance conference call for applicants to the Students to Service (S2S) loan repayment program. The application is live now and is due by Nov. 13, 2014.

Oct. 9-10: MedPAC Meeting
Time: TBA; 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will hold a public meeting. When available, MedPAC will solicit comments on the agenda via its website.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806