March 2017: The Research Advocate

Research!America

The March 2017 Research Advocate is now online.

Highlights from this month include: 

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at the 2017 Advocacy Awards Dinner, as the recipient of the Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award for his exceptional leadership with the Cancer Moonshot, the Biden Cancer Initiative and other important initiatives that advance research for health.

Research!America invites alliance members to join the Board of Directors and distinguished guests for the 28th Annual Meeting of Members on March 15, 12 – 2pm ET at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Guest speakers include The Honorable David McKinley (R-WV-01) and award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson Kathy Bates

Research!America has joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other prominent organizations to partner with the March for Science on April 22. In the last month, more than 280 satellite marches across the globe have been organized with others added each day, and more than 50,000 volunteers have responded to offer assistance.

A member spotlight featuring MassBio, a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1985 and committed to advancing Massachusetts' leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives.

Research!America hosted a congressional briefing “Medical Innovation 101” on February 14, panelists described how different aspects of the research pipeline contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of new treatments for deadly and disabling diseases.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted a panel discussion February 22 addressing the benefits of basic research  in a new report, “The Future Postponed 2.0: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit.” 

Download the entire March 2017 Research Advocate as a PDF.

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