January 2016: Research Advocate

Research!America

The January issue of The Research Advocate is now online

Highlights from this month include: 

Research!America's policy wish list for 2016, which focuses on a number of important policy priorities to build on the progress achieved last year to combat costly and devastating diseases that are taking a toll on our nation’s health and economy.

Federal policy update, including information on the FY16 omnibus bill.

Member spotlight featuring the Galveston National Laboratory.

Talking points from the International Summit on Human Gene Editing held in Washington, D.C., December 1-3, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

A study published in Annals of Epidemiology examined the usefulness of Twitter and developed tips for the scientific community on how to use the social media tool to educate policymakers about the economic and health benefits of research.

Download the January 2016 Research Advocate as a PDF.

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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