Glenn Close, lawmakers to be honored this week

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Glenn Close and two lawmakers will be honored in the nation's capital Wednesday night.

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Research!America will pay tribute to the actress and Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) at its annual advocacy awards dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Constitution Avenue.

Wolf and Fattah will receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy while Close and her family will be touted for "work to end the stigmas and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness," according to a press release.

The members are receiving their award for their commitment to medical, health and scientific research. Both members sit on the House Appropriations Committee.

 

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