Coverage of National Health Research Forum, Poll
Research!America's new national public opinion poll was released at the National Health Research Forum, World Class to Second Class, in which top federal health officials discussed risks to U.S. science and innovation. The poll and the forum received significant press coverage including articles in United Press International, CQ Roll Call, HealthBeat News, The Hill's Healthwatch, The Scientist, Science Insider, SCRIP, BioTechniques, Politico Pro Health Care, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch and WebProNews.
Advocacy Awards Honors Top Scientists and Advocates
Roll Call, The Hill and Glittarazzi.com captured some of the festivities during Research!America's Advocacy Awards dinner. Roll Call provided a recap of the evening and shared remarks from Advocacy Award winner Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD). San Jose Mercury News/SaratogaNews, based in California, also featured an article on Scott Johnson, this year's winner of the Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award.
Research!America Chairman Porter quoted in PMLive
In an article from PMLive, which covers the pharmaceutical industry, former Congressman and Research!America Chair John Edward Porter warns that a freeze on investments in biomedical research could have devastating consequences. "Congress needs to do the hard work of tax and entitlement reform while protecting investments that make absolute sense for our country," Porter said.
UnitedHealth Group: Spending on Genetic Tests to Rise
A study conducted by UnitedHealth Group shows that spending on genetic tests could rise as much as $20 billion during the next decade. The study was featured in an article in the March 12 issue of the Los Angeles Times and quoted Reed Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs and a Research!America emeritus director.
BioCentury, Houston Chronicle Feature Mary Woolley
Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, was recently a featured guest on the BioCentury television program. During the segment, Woolley expressed her concerns about the U.S.'s ability to stay globally competitive and the impact of insufficient funding for research. Woolley was also quoted in a Houston Chronicle blog, where she emphasized the need for scientists to advocate for their role in society. The Chronicle also featured a Research!America poll result in which it was noted that most Americans can't name a living scientist.
Advocates Author Op-Eds on Funding Medical Research
Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan, authored the commentary, "U.S. must recommit to funding medical research," in The Detroit News. Research!America treasurer and board member Mary J. C. Hendrix, PhD, president and scientific director, Children's Memorial Research Center, authored an op-ed that was featured in the Chicago Tribune. The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Research!America emeritus director and former secretary of the Department of Health and HumanServices, expressed his concerns in an op-ed that President Barack Obama's budget recommendation to freeze funding to the National Institutes of Health is shortsighted. The op-ed was featured in nearly a dozen McClatchy newspapers across the country.