The December 2015 issue of the The Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlighting advances in nursing and areas where more work is needed. An update on the FY16 congressional appropriations process. Public Health Thank You Day on November 23 honored public health heroes. A Member Spotlight featuring the National Medical Association. Collection of essays published by FasterCures from leaders in medical research, highlighting innovative ideas to advance innovation. Download the entire December 2015 Research Advocate as a PDF.
Dear Research Advocate, With Congress back from Thanksgiving break, there is new energy to carry the FY16 budget across the finish line. One of the ways we registered our position against riders on the budget bill was to participate earlier this afternoon in a “Twitter Town Hall” organized by the Clean Budget Coalition. Individuals from a wide array of organizations joined this worthwhile effort. When it comes to delays in passing new spending for research and other urgent national priorities, time actually is money-- money that could be put to use immediately to find the solutions to what ails us! We are continuing to highlight the importance of repealing, or more realistically, suspending...

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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