Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley penned a letter to the editor in Modern Healthcare calling for a robust funding commitment from Congress in FY17 to accelerate research to fight cancer and other diseases.
Health Research Should be a Priority
The Honorable Lou Sullivan, M.D., Research!America emeritus director, penned an op-ed for The Atlantic Journal Constitution, asking candidates for president and Congress to share their views on how they would prioritize medical research and innovation, and address the health challenges afflicting minorities.
Support for 21st Century Cures
POLITICO Pro, Inside Health Policy, Morning Consult and The Hill featured a letter from Research!America sent to House and Senate leaders urging them to pass the “Cures” legislation before the end of the 114th Congress.
Ellie Dehoney, Research!America's VP of policy and advocacy, was quoted in Modern Healthcare acknowledging that prescription drug costs is an important issue, but should be addressed in a different legislative vehicle other than Cures.
Science and the Election
Research!America board member Rush Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Harold Varmus, M.D., Nobel Laureate and Lewis Thomas University professor, Weill Cornell Medicine were quoted in Scientific American following a blue ribbon town hall about science and the 2016 presidential election.
Strengthening Investments in Basic Research
The Boston Globe published a letter to the editor written by Woolley about the need for more federal spending in all levels of health research, from basic to prevention. “While the payoffs of supporting research may take a while to be realized, they won’t happen at all if we don’t make fueling medical progress a priority in this nation,” she wrote.
Launching the Precision Medicine Initiative
In a UCSF News Services article about the California Precision Medicine Consortium, Keith R. Yamamoto, Ph.D., Research!America board member and executive vice dean of the school of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, underscored the importance of local community engagement to support the precision medicine initiative.
National Academy of Medicine
Research!America board member and National Academy of Medicine president, Victor Dzau, M.D., was quoted in a Becker’s Hospital Review article about the new National Academy of Medicine members.
Public Health and the Election
Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and Research!America board member, discussed local ballot initiatives, such as a tax on sweetened beverages, in the upcoming election in a blog article published in The Huffington Post.