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May 22: Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting on VA Genomic Health Care
9 a.m.; 815 14th St. NW, Washington D.C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee will hold a meeting to receive program updates and continue to provide insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate genomic information into its health care program while applying appropriate ethical oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans.

May 23: House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on the Zika Public Health Response
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing to examine the U.S. public health response to the Zika virus and any continuing challenges.

May 24: House Budget Committee Hearing on the FY2018 Budget
9:30 a.m.; 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Director Mick Mulvaney is expected to testify at a hearing on the FY2018 budget.

May 24: House Appropriations Committee Hearing on Indian Health Service Budget
1 p.m.; 2007 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the Indian Health Service Budget.

May 24-25: Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting on Veterans Health Programs
8:30 a.m.; 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 530, Washington D.C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs will have a meeting with briefings on Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders; VA Eye Care; Workforce Management; Women’s Health Services; and Caregiver Program and Community Care.

May 25: Department of Health and Human Services Meeting on Healthcare Research
8 a.m.; 9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold a meeting of the Health Care Research and Training Subcommittee of the Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee.

May 25: National Institutes of Health Meeting on Mental Health Programs
9 a.m.; NIH Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd, Rockville Maryland
The National Institutes of Health will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council.

May 25: National Institutes of Health Meeting on HHS Biomedical Research
8:15 a.m.; 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, C Wing, Sixth Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, Maryland.
The National Institutes of Health will hold a meeting of the Council of Councils with briefings to include History of the Knockout Mouse Program (KOMP); KOMP2 translational scientific resource to catalyze biomedical research and accelerate precision medicine; Background on NIH and Federal Budget Process; Progress and Plans at the NIA; and Discussion and Study of possible bias concerning race, gender, seniority and institution and within the peer review process; Common Fund Diversity Program-Introduction and Update and Discussion; Coming into Focus-The NIH and Health Research in Tribal Nations; and Closing Remarks.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org