Mary Tyler Moore

The February 2017 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Kathy Bates and other distinguished awardees will be honored at Research!America’s Advocacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. A new Research!America survey shows that Americans are split on whether the U.S. will be seen as the global leader in science and innovation under President Donald Trump (41% of Americans agree, 40% disagree and 19% are not sure). Research!America staff shared insights and recommendations with attendees at the Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs (AMSMIC) Annual...
Dear Research Advocate, In his inaugural address President Trump spoke of ushering in a “new millennium” to “unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.” We’re all in on those goals, to be sure. The President has been very active on many of his campaign pledges during his first week in office, but science hasn’t been a driving theme as yet. However, some of his administration’s actions this week have alarmed members of the science community. It is a time for gatherings in our nation’s capital -- for the Inauguration, for and against the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and more. It’s our...

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco