A News-Journal (Wilmington, DE) article about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent accolades highlighted Research!America’s Advocacy Awards dinner and quoted Research!America president and CEO, Mary Woolley about his leadership with the cancer moonshot initiative.
March for Science
In a Science article about the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C., Research!America is mentioned as one of the event partners. Woolley was featured in The Bio Report podcast about the importance of scientists engaging with non-scientists and speaking up for research.
Research!America board member Rush Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science, was quoted in a BBC News report and other articles about the March for Science.
Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., director of the American Public Health Association, was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article about the future of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Administration’s plans for addressing the opioid epidemic.
21st Century Cures Act
Woolley penned an op-ed for the CollabRx blog about the positive impact of the 21st Century Cures Act. “The bi-partisan 21st Century Cures Act is grounded in a commitment to assuring that our nation’s research ecosystem has the capacity to accelerate the pace at which safe and effective medical advances reach patients.”
An article in Health Canal highlighted the results of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases researchers about an experimental malaria vaccine that protected healthy subjects from infection. Research!America board member and University of Maryland School of Medicine dean, E. Albert Reece, M.D., said the vaccine has the potential to save millions of lives.
Drug Approval Process
POLITICO Pro and Inside Health Policy featured Research!America’s statement about President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress and his remarks regarding the FDA and the drug approval process.
Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and Research!America board member, was quoted in a UPI article about AHA’s Go Red for Women’s participation in New York Fashion Week to raise awareness of women’s heart disease.
In a Healthcare IT News article, Research!America board member Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., and director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Duke University talked about ways health IT could better meet the needs of patients and doctors during a fireside chat at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference.