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Post-Election Analysis: Health Research as Common Ground in the New Congress

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

How will the elections impact investment in health research? What can the advocacy community expect from the 112th Congress? What strategies will ensure research remains a funding priority?

Join us November 16 for a distinguished panel of speakers that will help us survey the landscape in the aftermath of this year’s midterm elections. The event, a part of our Your Candidates-Your Health voter education initiative, will be held at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC.

The event will also mark the release of Research!America’s annual America Speaks poll data summary. This year’s edition, Volume 11, looks back at the key findings from Research!America’s public opinion polling released in 2010.

Confirmed speakers include: Alan I. Leshner, PhD, AAAS chief executive officer; former congressman, the Honorable John Edward Porter, Research!America chair; Stacie Propst, PhD, Research!America vice president of science policy and outreach; Mary Woolley, Research!America president and CEO; and Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Admission is free, and the event begins at 10 a.m. with a breakfast and networking opportunity. Speakers will present starting at 10:30 a.m., and a question-and-answer session will follow.

To sign up for the event, visit the event listing on our website.

Your Candidates-Your Health is sponsored by: Pfizer Inc., the Society for Neuroscience, the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Independent Research Institutes, Baylor College of Medicine, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the Food Allergy Initiative, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gladstone Institutes, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Bone Health Alliance, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, United Health Foundation, the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the University of Maryland School of the Medicine, the University of Michigan, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.