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Dr. Edward Long Joins Van Scoyoc Associates
Date:1/14/2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edward Long, Ph.D., an expert in health appropriations and policy, has joined Van Scoyoc Associates Inc., Washington's largest independent government affairs firm.

"We've been following Ed's work, with admiration, for many years. Nobody in town knows more about health care research and public health policy. We're thrilled to have him join our firm and strengthen our health practice," said H. Stewart "Stu" Van Scoyoc, President of the firm.

"Ed's experience will help us strengthen the ability of our clients to tie Federal funding and policy initiatives together. This intersection in advocacy is at the heart of most issues the Federal Government addresses today. I look forward to working with Ed on a wide variety of biomedical research, education, and technology matters," said Kevin F. Kelly, a VSA Vice President who served with Dr. Long as a Majority Subcommittee Clerk on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

For many years, Dr. Long has taken a leading role in appropriations and public health consulting, following a distinguished and varied career with Congress.

"With the Van Scoyoc team and particularly professionals like Kevin Kelly, I'm excited about better serving my clients," Dr. Long said.

In a 13-year tenure at the Capitol Associates government affairs firm, Dr. Long built a substantial practice in health and education policy and appropriations, focusing on academic health centers, medical research, public health, wellness, and disability policy. He has worked closely with Congress' appropriations and authorizing committees, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services' public health agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense.

Dr. Long also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate for 13 years. From 1993 to 1995 he served as the Majority
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