Paul G. Rogers

The January 2017 Research Advocate is now online. Highlights from this month include: As Research!America embarks on its 29th year advocating for medical, health and scientific research, and policies in support of medical innovation, we reflect on our achievements in 2016 and begin the work of advancing priorities for this year. Mary Woolley , president and CEO of Research!America, presented “Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science" at the University of Connecticut Health Center , discussing the importance of building relationships with the new Administration and Congress. Federal policy update with information on the 115th Congress and priorities for the new Administration...
​During a dedication ceremony for the new Paul G. Rogers conference room at Research!America’s new office on December 8, many fellow research advocates, friends and family members paid tribute to the former Research!America chair, describing his tremendous support and unshakeable dedication to health research. “He made a difference in my life in a way that few people have,” said Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley. “I treasure his memory every day.” Rogers was elected to Congress in 1955 and served until 1979. During his time as a Florida representative, he rose through the ranks to chair the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. His long list of legislative...
Dear Research Advocate, Research advocates played a critically important role in shaping and ultimately assuring passage of the 21st Century Cures (21st CC) legislation this week. It was a long road: advocacy is labor intensive, but it works. Read our full statement released after the Senate vote. Here is information on the bill and on the vote counts in the House and Senate . I hope you’ll use this editable email to thank your Senators and Representatives for voting yes (an overwhelming majority in both chambers of Congress did!). The end of the 114th Congress is nigh; we expect that tomorrow the Senate will pass the House-approved Continuing Resolution (CR) to flat fund most government...
Nearly 11% of the world’€™s population does not have access to clean drinking water. This represents a tremendous burden on global health, as almost 2 million children die from water-borne illnesses each year. Improvements in sanitation and the availability of clean water are essential to improve health around the world. America has been a leader in clean water legislation and water-borne disease research. The late Paul G. Rogers, Research!America’€™s former chair, was a key leader in the passage of environmental legislation, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, during his tenure in Congress. Today, American investment in research is providing new therapies and prevention strategies for...

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