Mary Woolley Weekly Advocacy Messages

I am pleased to repeat myself when I report that it’s been another science-heavy week on Capitol Hill...and most, but not all, of the news is good.

The House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee considered the next draft of the 21st Century Cures legislation this morning. 

Our theme this year is Straight Talk: Fighting Health Threats Faster. Together, we are challenging the status quo, exploring strategies for out-innovating health threats, and learning from new voices.  

We’re excited to announce that the event will open with remarks from First Lady Jill Biden, setting the tone for an extraordinary three days!

The White House sent its annual memo on research and development priorities to federal agencies this week.

Clarity is all-too elusive right now.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, taking more lives and impacting us all, the urgency of conveying accurate, persuasive information, as well as effectively combating mis- and dis-information, has reached ‘code red’ levels.

Dear Research Advocate,

This week, amidst the Delta-driven surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, the world watched the closing ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. One of the most significant health stories to come out of the Olympics — at least for audiences watching in the U.S. — was how the athletes advanced the public discourse on mental health.

Research!America provided comments during an ARPA-H listening session with NIH and OSTP leaders yesterday.

Research uncovers potential answers. Development translates that potential into action. The need for life-saving, R&D-driven medical progress is compelling.


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