Mary Woolley Weekly Advocacy Messages

I am pleased to repeat myself when I report that it’s been another science-heavy week on Capitol Hill...and most, but not all, of the news is good.

The House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee considered the next draft of the 21st Century Cures legislation this morning. 

Yesterday, along with 85 partner organizations (more than ever before!), we celebrated Public Health Thank You Day

Yesterday, a high energy discussion on Advocating for Basic Science in a Disease-Focused World at the Society for Neuroscience conference once again revealed the strong appetite for advocacy among scientists, and young scientists in particular. The audience resonated with my point that “you can’t outsource advocacy,” and many were inspired to tweet on the spot. 

The opioid crisis is responsible for an estimated 1,000 emergency department visits every day in the United States.

I am sending this week’s letter a day earlier than usual to urge you to take part (if not in person, then by livestream) in our 2017 National Health Research Forum titled “Is a ‘Disease-Free’ World Within Reach?” tomorrow, September 7th, at 11:30 am EST.

The devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey is heartbreaking.

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 was not only riveting, it was a reminder that Americans are as enraptured as ever by science. 

This afternoon I participated in a stimulating forum on “Transformational Imperatives,” hosted by the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Earlier this week, I met the new dean of the Duke Medical School, Dr. Mary Klotman.

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