Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Expand Medical Research

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It’s encouraging that Hillary Clinton recognizes the urgency behind bolstering funding for the National Institutes of Health and defeating a disease that afflicts millions of Americans. We hope Clinton’s plan will drive other candidates to step up efforts to combat major health threats such as Alzheimer’s disease and share their views with voters. Only 14% of Americans say they are very well informed of the positions of current candidates for President of the United States about public policies and public funding for science and innovation, according to a national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America and ScienceDebate.org.  Advancing medical progress should always be top of mind for candidates running for national office.

 

 

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