Bridging the Sciences

By Olivera J. Finn and Robert E. Schoen

A lab-turned-hospital for mice in Boston is helping researchers understand cancer in humans.

Only Small Percentage say Health Care Professionals Have Ever Talked to Them about Medical Research
Alan I. Leshner, PhD

Alan I. Leshner, PhD

By Megan Kane, PhD

Megan Kane

Megan Kane

Research!America is pleased to announce an exciting new program to introduce and engage early-career scientists in research advocacy and science policy. The 2013 Research!America Advocacy Academy is a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows in the health and biomedical sciences to learn about how to best incorporate advocacy and effective communications into their role as a scientist.

In 2012, months before sequestration was enacted, scientists were already pressed to find jobs. Take the example of ’€œRebecca,’€ whose story was featured in a recent Huffington Post article. She had completed her PhD in chemistry and was working in an academic research laboratory. When her lab didn’€™t get a new grant to allow her to continue the research, she ended up unemployed.

Dear Research Advocate,

Recently, a group of scientists, clinicians and patients gathered in a suburb of Washington, DC to discuss scientific progress in the study of a rare premature aging disorder. This disease, Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome’€”often referred to as HGPS or simply progeria’€”is one you may not have heard of, yet.


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