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Research!America to Honor Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette with Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Leadership in Advancing Medical Research and Innovation

Research!America’s 2015 Advocacy Awards Dinner to be held March 11

January 15, 2015

Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) have been selected to receive Research!America’s Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for their commitment to advancing the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving medical advances.

Research Advocates Urge Congress to Advance Top 5 Science Priorities in First 100 Days

Robust Funding for Research Agencies and Repealing Medical Device Tax on To-Do List

January 7, 2015

Research!America urges the 114th Congress to take action on five science priorities in the first 100 days of the legislative session in order to elevate research and innovation on the nation's agenda.

Research!America and Partners Salute Heroes on the Front Lines of Public Health

Public Health Thank You Day, November 24, 2014

November 20, 2014

As Thanksgiving approaches, Research!America and leading U.S. public health organizations urge Americans to salute public health professionals who go above and beyond to protect the health of our nation.

Research!America To Honor Leaders in Medical and Health Research Advocacy

Robin Roberts, Michael Milken, Dr. Kenneth Olden, David Van Andel, Dr. George Vande Woude and the Society for Neuroscience to Receive 2015 Research!America Advocacy Awards

September 29, 2014

Research!America’s 19th annual Advocacy Awards will honor distinguished research advocates who are trailblazers in advancing medical progress to improve the health and economic security of our nation.

New Public Opinion Poll Reveals a Significant Number of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight as Having Greatest Impact on their Lives Compared to Other Conditions

Comprehensive attitudinal survey on eye health shows differences among groups; underscores critical need for funding research

September 18, 2014

Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb, memory, hearing and speech (57% of African-Americans, 49% of non-Hispanic whites, 43% of Asians and 38% of Hispanics).

Georgia Senate Candidates Discuss U.S. Medical Progress with Local Research Stakeholders

Candidates shared their views on research and innovation at a non-partisan meet-and-greet

May 9, 2014

Georgia U.S. Senate candidates discussed the role Congress plays in fueling U.S. medical innovation today at “American Medical Progress: A Conversation with Candidates,” a non-partisan meet-and-greet held at the Technology Square Research Building.

Few Americans Know Where Elected Officials and Candidates Stand on Government Support for Research and Innovation, New Polling Booklet Reveals

Research!America and partners launch national voter education initiative to elevate the priority of medical progress

April 8, 2014

Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say it’s important for candidates running for office to assign a high priority to funding medical research, according to America Speaks, Volume 14, a compilation of key questions from public opinion polls commissioned by Research!America.

Research!America and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Host Panel Discussion: "A World Free from Cancers: Probable, Possible, or Preposterous?"

Leading Experts Focus on the Challenges and Opportunities Affecting the Fight Against Cancer

February 27, 2014

A panel of experts discussed the prospects for a future where cancers are rendered manageable or even eradicated and the variables affecting progress toward that goal so that cancer patients are able to lead normal, productive lives — and thus be "free from" their cancers.

Research!America Honors Congressmen Frank Wolf and Chaka Fattah for Advancing Medical Innovation to Save Lives and Strengthen the Economy

Reps. Wolf and Fattah to Receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy at Advocacy Awards Dinner on March 12

February 12, 2014

Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for their leadership and unwavering commitment to supporting policies that promote federal and private sector medical research and innovation.