As the field of presidential candidates narrows and congressional races heat up, issues relevant to the health and well-being of voters will likely move to the forefront. Scientists committed to finding solutions to diseases and disabling conditions are speaking up and urging all candidates to share their views on medical progress. Do they support increased federal funding for research and policies to advance private sector innovation?
As part of the national voter education initiative Campaign for Cures, scientists from Research!America member organizations recorded videos describing their research and the ways in which it could improve health and the economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Systems Biology’s Leroy Hood M.D., Ph.D., and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Jason Richardson, Ph.D., are among those who urged candidates to make research a higher national priority in video messages.
“Funding for biomedical research has been a crucial part, not only in our ability to treat diseases but in our national economy with new companies, jobs and new ways to treat or analyze diseases for the betterment of Americans,” said Dr. Fox. Watch how these scientists deepen their understanding of disease and overcome obstacles to improve quality of life, visit www.campaignforcures.org.