Research Investment/Funding

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Dear Research Advocate:

Congress continues to pay particular attention to – and make decisions bearing on – the pace of medical progress. To briefly count the ways:

The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations subcommittee heard testimony yesterday from agency heads within HHS about the significance of health-related spending, including spending on medical and health research. Read our written testimony here.

medprRemember that all day tomorrow, Tuesday May 6, is a social media Day of Action in conjunction with the Medical Progress NOW campaign.

Dear Research Advocate:

Research!America salutes Board of Directors Chair John Edward Porter, the 2014 recipient of the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Academy’€™s most prestigious award to honor the extraordinary use of science for the public good.

Excerpt of an op-ed by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley published in the Huffington Post.

Dear Research Advocate:

The price of wasted time is too high

by Amy Comstock Rick, CEO of Parkinson’€™s Action Network

April is now about halfway over but there is still plenty of time to help raise awareness for Parkinson’€™s disease and the millions affected.

Watch backstage interviews with Research!America’€™s 2014 Advocacy Award winners talking about the importance of medical and health research to improve health and save lives.


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