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Research!America's National Health Research Forum was held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2014. The Forum provided an ideal setting for top leaders in government, industry, academia, patient advocacy organizations and the media to engage in dialogue concerning key medical, health and scientific research issues. Moderated by high-profile journalists, the Forum is the only event of its kind that convenes the directors of top federal health research agencies and other research leaders in a setting where a distinguished audience may hear from, ask questions of and interact with those who are helping advance public health and shape the future of medical progress. 

Panelists included:

Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association
Pablo Cagnoni, MD, president, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
France Córdova, PhD, director, National Science Foundation
Anthony Fauci, MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lynn Goldman
, MD, MPH, MS, dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
William Hait, MD, PhD, global head, Janssen Research & Development
Robert J. Hugin, MBA, chairman and chief executive officer, Celgene
Richard Kronick, PhD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Richard Myers, PhD, president and science director, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
John Seffrin, PhD, chief executive officer, American Cancer Society
Jack Watters, MD, vice president for external medical affairs, Pfizer Inc
Janet Woodcock, MD, director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration


Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic
Lori Montenegro
, national correspondent, Telemundo
Margot Sanger-Katz
, health care correspondent, New York Times, The Upshot section  



National Health Research Forum Highlights

Browse discussion highlights and access transcripts from our past forums:

2013 — Straight Talk about the Future of Medical and Health Research

2012 — World Class to Second Class? Confronting the Risks to U.S. Science and Innovation  

2011 — Building America's Economy and Health Through Medical Research

2010 — Invest in Tomorrow. Invest in Research.

2009 — Science in the Service of the Nation

2008 — Valuing Evidence-Based Research and Enhancing Its Impact

2007 — U.S. Investment in Research: Assuring Domestic and Global Dividends

2006 — Science and Health in the 21st Century

2005 — Research: The Risks, the Rewards and the Returns

2004 — Living Longer, Better, Wiser: Putting Research on the Public Agenda

2003 — Leaders in Research and Technology Face the Nation: Aiming for Quantum Leaps in Medical and Health Research