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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.

Health R&D Spending Moves Slowly Upward, Driven by Industry, Philanthropy and Voluntary Health Associations

Federal R&D Funding Remains “Woefully Inadequate” to Address Health Threats and Global Competitiveness

December 17, 2013

After declining in FY10-11, health-related research and development (R&D) spending in the U.S. increased by $4.3 billion (3.5%) in FY11-12, according to Truth and Consequences: Health R&D Spending in the U.S. (FY11-12), the 10th edition from Research!America highlighting estimates of U.S. investments.

Majority of Americans Believe Another Government Shutdown Likely in Coming Months; Last One Harmful to Medical Research

New National Poll Reveals Many Respondents Predict China will Surpass U.S. in Science and Innovation by 2020

December 3, 2013

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Americans say it’s likely there will be another government shutdown in the months ahead as Congress continues to debate deficit and budget issues, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by Research!America and the American Society of Hematology.

Research!America and Partners Applaud Public Health Heroes for Keeping Us Safe 24/7

Public Health Thank You Day — November 25, 2013

November 21, 2013

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and our partners urge Americans to pay tribute to public health professionals who work around the clock to protect our health.