Straight Talk about the Future of Medical and Health Research

Save the Date: 2015 National health Research Forum September 10 at the Newseum in Washington, DC

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Research!America’s National Forum provides an ideal setting for top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy, academia and the media to discuss key medical and health research issues as they bear on U.S. medical innovation and the public health. Moderated by high profile journalists, the Forum is the only event of its kind that convenes the directors of relevant federal agencies and other leaders within the research ecosystem 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.

The 2015 National Health Research Forum will start with a reserved seating luncheon where sponsors are seated with agency heads, panelists and Research!America Board Members. During lunch will be panel discussions, each followed by a Q&A session.

The audience is comprised of top leadership and senior staff in the areas of research, policy, government affairs and communications at academic medical centers, research institutions, government agencies, congressional offices, voluntary/patient advocacy groups, associations and think tanks—including many Research!America’s distinguished board of directors.

Introductory Remarks: Jeffrey Bloss, M.D., Senior Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs, Astellas U.S. LLC.


Richard Harris, science correspondent, NPR

Seema Yasmin, M.D., medical analyst, CNN, staff writer, The Dallas Morning News

Frank Sesno, director, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

Confirmed panelists include:

Marc Boutin, J.D., chief executive officer, National Health Council

Vincent A. Forlenza, chairman, CEO & president, BD 

Gary Gibbons, M.D., director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

William Hait, M.D., Ph.D., global head, Janssen Research & Development 

Anil Jina, M.D., head of global medical affairs, Shire

Richard Kronick, Ph.D., director, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., executive vice president & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Ron Mobed, chief executive officer, Elsevier

Barbara Newhouse, president & CEO, The ALS Association

Stephen M. Ostroff, M.D., acting commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Sudip S. Parikh, Ph.D., vice president & general manager of health & analytics, Battelle

Amy Comstock Rick, J.D., president & CEO, Food and Drug Law Institute

Anne Schuchat, M.D., director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP, managing director, Tuckson Health Connections

Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research, University of California, San Francisco

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View the 2014 National Health Research Forum photo gallery and the photo slick, read the transcript and watch videos from each panel.


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