Medical Research, Research!America Featured in This Week’s PARADE Magazine

This Sunday’s PARADE magazine features a cover story about medical research written by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, on-air health analyst with The NewsHour and member of Research!America’s Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research Advisory Council. PARADE is “America’s magazine,” the most widely read in the nation.

“Will medical research change your life?” Dentzer writes.

The answer is, of course, that it already has, and the article lists a number of medical breakthroughs that resulted from National Institutes of Health studies.

Dentzer delves into the research funding process with a focus on NIH, the challenges of flat federal funding and the impact of the stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Research!America President Mary Woolley is quoted in the article:

“What everybody wants is a smart health care system, one that is evidence-driven and cost-effective,” she says. “To get to a healthier citizenry, we’ve got to put research to work. We’re so close in so many areas, and what could be more important?”

We encourage you to read the article in this week’s issue and on PARADE’s Web site. There you can comment on the article and reinforce the fact that funding for science and research is of srong interest to the PARADE audience.

Let Congress know you saw PARADE’s article and that research funding is important to you. Use the tools on www.yourcongressyourhealth.org to contact your senators and representative.

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