Medical and Health R&D Investments
The new U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development report from Research!America providing an overview of R&D investments over the last few years, was highlighted in Bloomberg BNA, POLITICO Pro, Becker’s Hospital Review, and Elsevier. Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley was quoted in BloombergBNA “Steady growth in federal R&D investments is critical to overcoming the ravages of cancer and Alzheimer's, developing vaccines for Zika and other global health threats.”
National Health Research Forum 2016
Research!America’s National Health Research Forum – Straight Talk: New Thinking on Tough Challenges -- featured leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy, scientific societies and academia discussing science, policies and initiatives impacting medical progress, innovation, and public health. BloombergBNA, Elsevier, Medpage Today, Medscape and The Washington Examiner, were among those who published articles about the program. WebMD live-streamed the event and viewers shared messages and joined the conversation on social media.
Debate Questions on Science
An op-ed from Research!America board member and AAAS CEO Rush Holt, Ph.D., and National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt, Ph.D. published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch urges debate moderators to ask presidential candidates questions highlighting the ways in which “scientific and technological advances affect every aspect of our lives.”
Advocates Praise Zika Funding
A CQ Roll Call article about Zika funding featured a quote from Research!America VP of Communications Suzanne Ffolkes. “Given the urgency to develop a Zika vaccine and reduce the threat of the virus to individuals at risk, it’s gratifying that additional funding to support research and prevention strategies to address this public health emergency will be included in a stopgap spending bill.
Alzheimer’s Disease and the Election
Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley penned an op-ed on Disruptive Women in Health Care about the lack of discussion among candidates regarding their plans to advance medical progress and combat Alzheimer’s disease. “Given the tremendous toll of Alzheimer’s disease from both a health and economic standpoint, now is the time for those who care about defeating Alzheimer’s and other health threats to ask candidates their plans for research for health.”
Curbing the Opioid Crisis
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D. professor of psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), authored an op-ed for Philly.com offering solutions to mitigate the opioid epidemic.
Impact of Suicide
In a Voice of America article about the prevalence of suicide and the impact on communities, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., director of the American Public Health Association, commented that statistics can change for the better with firearms safety.