The Research Advocate

The December 2017 newsletter is now online . Highlights from this month include: Experts representing the COPD research continuum discussed the latest developments in research and the prevention and treatment of the disease at a congressional briefing hosted by Research!America titled “From Discovery to Delivery: Research at Work – COPD” on November 15, 2017. Research!America and the Society for Neuroscience hosted a webinar, “Leveraging Public Opinion in Support of Science” on Monday, December 4. The importance of advocating for robust federal investments in basic science to help understand eating disorders, mental health issues and other diseases was the focus of a panel discussion at...
The October 2017 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month's issue: A former congressional leader who was instrumental in doubling the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, the head of a global research center aimed at reducing the burden of disease, two long-time mental health advocates dedicated to accelerating research, a rare disease organization committed to biotech innovation, and a world-renowned vaccine researcher are among those who will be honored at Research!America’s 22 nd annual Advocacy Awards on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 , in Washington, D.C. Research and education are key to addressing the complexities of the opioid epidemic. “On the research side,...
The May/June 2017 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Hundreds of thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds participated in the March for Science on April 22 in more than 600 cities worldwide. As a partner in the global grassroots movement, Research!America staff participated in marches in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Salt Lake City, UT. A video featuring Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley and science policy fellow Anna Hatch, Ph.D., was shown during the event Research!America is hosting an interactive panel discussion, A World Without Disease: Can We Get There? , on June 20 at the...
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...
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...
The December 2016 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America convened an esteemed panel of policymakers and scientists for the 2016 Post-Election Briefing on November 15 to discuss expectations for science and medical progress with a new president and the next Congress. The briefing was hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and supported in part by Zogby Analytics. Post-election overview of Research!America's voter-education initiative Campaign for Cures . Federal policy update outlining the latest appropriations process in Congress, and the progress of the 21st Century Cures Act , which passed the House this week and...
The October 2016 Research Advocate is now online. Highlights from this month include: Honorees were announced for the 2017 Advocacy Awards. Distinguished leaders in scientific, medical and health research whose accomplishments have led to groundbreaking discoveries and raised public awareness of life-threatening conditions will be recognized at Research!America’s Advocacy Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2017. Research!America's 2016 National Health Research forum featured discussions on a public health emergency fund, prevention and the future of research. View the photoslick for the forum here . A federal policy update including the short-...
The September 2016 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America’s 2016 National Health Research Forum will tackle relevant and cutting-edge issues on medical research and innovation Thursday, September 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. As policymakers explore ways to modernize our research ecosystem to benefit patients and bring researchers together to work toward national initiatives, experts representing various sectors of the research community will discuss the future of medical progress. September's federal policy agenda-- when members of Congress return to D.C. this month, they face a looming deadline: if no...
The July/August 2016 of The Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Announcing a new interactive map and blog as part of the national voter education initiative Campaign for Cures . The user-friendly map of the U.S. features hundreds of quotes on medical progress from candidates across the political spectrum. The Campaign for Cures blog is packed with information related to the election, patient stories, events, and commentary on science, research, and innovation. Registration is now open for the 2016 National Health Research Forum . The event, titled Straight Talk: New Thinking on Tough Challenges , will feature thought-provoking panel discussions on complex...
The May/June 2016 issue of The Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America board members Bill Hait, M.D. , Janssen Research & Development, and Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D ., University of California, San Francisco, will be discussing the concept of immorbidity on June 8 at the BIO International Convention. “Medical Research: The Right Prescription for Economic Growth” will be taking place June 6 on the campus of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. A federal policy update on the Senate Innovations initiative, the current status of appropriations for NIH, NSF and FDA, and the recent announcement of the new AHRQ director. Learn...

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America