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Today is a social media Day of Action for Research!America and our #FindFundCure campaign. Join us all day on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #findfundcure and make your voice heard.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health? Americans deserve to know if candidates will assign a high priority to tackling what ails us.

Advocacy works. More members of Congress are speaking out in support of research, including at a Senate Labor-H Appropriations Subcommittee hearing featuring testimony from NIH Director Francis Collins and several NIH Institute Directors.


Louisiana State University (LSU), a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, is the only public Carnegie designated Research Extensive University in Louisiana. With more than 2,000 funded research projects underway at any given time, LSU has developed a research strategy centered on enhancing, expanding and positively impacting the intellectual enterprise, cultural resources, and economic activities in Louisiana, the nation and the world.

Research!America and the Executive and Professional Education program at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) co-hosted the two-day workshop, “Connecting the Dots: Effectively Communicating Science to non-scientists,”  on April 13-14 at the Milken School of Public Health on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

April is National Minority Health Month. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are highlighting efforts to eliminate health disparities with the theme 30 Years of Advancing Health Equity, The Heckler Report: A force for Ending Disparities in America.

This week, communities across the country are celebrating National Public Health Week. This annual observance recognizes the invaluable work public health professionals contribute to keeping our   communities healthy and safe. It also reminds us of the importance of prevention in ensuring the health   of our nation.

Was it the luck of the Irish that brought together a remarkable lineup of celebrities, members of Congress, advocates, researchers and patients for a stunning showcase of advocacy for cancer research? No luck needed.


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