Ensuring Research For Health in a New Administration
The Hon. John E. Porter Research!America Chair and Mary Woolley, President and CEO, co-authored an op-ed for The Huffington Post urging President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize medical progress and encouraging the scientific community to engage with the incoming Administration. “Scientists and advocates for research can play an active role in influencing the trajectory of our enterprise, but we cannot do it on the sidelines. The time is now to engage the Trump transition team, newly elected members of Congress and incumbents.”
Evidence-Based Decision Making
Research!America board member Rush Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), authored an op-ed for the Star-Ledger (NJ), underscoring the importance of science to inform public policy.
Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and Research!America board member, discussed the importance of talking to kids about the health dangers of e-cigarettes in a blog article published in The Huffington Post.
Reporting on Health Disparities
Research!America emeritus board director and managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about the Urban Health Media project for local students to study journalism and health disparities.
21st Century Cures Act
Following passage of the 21st Century Cures bill in the Senate, Woolley was quoted in Buzzfeed News, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, and The Los Angeles Times. The Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN) published a letter-to-the-editor penned by Woolley applauding the 21st Century Cures Act provisions that support young scientists and the Food and Drug Administration. Prior to the bill’s passage, Ellie Dehoney, Research!America's VP of policy and advocacy, was quoted on NPR News –Marketplace and POLITICO Pro supporting provisions that advance research and innovation.
The Future of Research
In a BloombergBNA article about issues facing the life sciences community in 2017, Woolley was quoted about the policy landscape for research and innovation. “We will be seeing a national conversation about strategy when it comes to science.”
Public Health 3.0
Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., director of the American Public Health Association and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, M.Sc., Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, penned a blog post for Health Affairs which featured a blueprint for public health in local communities.
Stem Cell Research
In a Medical Xpress article about a randomized clinical study led by researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the University of Miami to determine if adult stem cells benefit children with heart defects, Research!America board member and UMD dean, E. Albert Reece, M.D., was quoted about the study. “This novel therapeutic approach exemplifies how our faculty are unrelenting in their search for new ways to improve the health of some of our tiniest and most vulnerable patients,” he said.