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The summer 2019 edition of the Research!America newsletter , The Research Advocate, is now online. In this newsletter, you'll find information about the recent Wellcome Global Monitor report on global attitudes about science, Research!America's recent briefing on patient-centered research on rural heart health, the measles outbreak, and much more.
The September 2018 newsletter is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America hosted its 2018 National Health Research Forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia talked about “in the moment” issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and public health. Thought leaders came together for candid discussions on efforts to find solutions to pressing health challenges. Research!America has selected 10 graduate student and postdoc-led science policy groups from across the country to receive microgrants as part of the Bipartisan Civic Engagement Initiative. Groups will work to increase...
The July/August 2018 newsletter is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America has announced the Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research which recognizes individuals who, throughout their careers have – like Research!America board member Dr. Herbert Pardes - demonstrated distinguished leadership and sustained commitment to public engagement and advocacy for research. Leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia will be among the panelists for Research!America’s 2018 National Health Research Forum on Thursday, September 6 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (...
The January 2018 newsletter is now online . Highlights from this month include: In the new year, Research!America will continue to fight for the funding needed to speed medical progress and a policy climate in which public and private sector innovation thrive. Support for patient-centered research and efforts to strengthen public health, prevention and global health initiatives will be front-and-center, as major health challenges from the opioid epidemic, cancer to Alzheimer’s disease inflict damage on the health and economic prosperity of our nation. Record drug approvals and progress in addressing opioid misuse and stemming the spread of infectious diseases are among the many advances in...
The December 2017 newsletter is now online . Highlights from this month include: Experts representing the COPD research continuum discussed the latest developments in research and the prevention and treatment of the disease at a congressional briefing hosted by Research!America titled “From Discovery to Delivery: Research at Work – COPD” on November 15, 2017. Research!America and the Society for Neuroscience hosted a webinar, “Leveraging Public Opinion in Support of Science” on Monday, December 4. The importance of advocating for robust federal investments in basic science to help understand eating disorders, mental health issues and other diseases was the focus of a panel discussion at...
The October 2017 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month's issue: A former congressional leader who was instrumental in doubling the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, the head of a global research center aimed at reducing the burden of disease, two long-time mental health advocates dedicated to accelerating research, a rare disease organization committed to biotech innovation, and a world-renowned vaccine researcher are among those who will be honored at Research!America’s 22 nd annual Advocacy Awards on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 , in Washington, D.C. Research and education are key to addressing the complexities of the opioid epidemic. “On the research side,...
The January 2017 Research Advocate is now online. Highlights from this month include: As Research!America embarks on its 29th year advocating for medical, health and scientific research, and policies in support of medical innovation, we reflect on our achievements in 2016 and begin the work of advancing priorities for this year. Mary Woolley , president and CEO of Research!America, presented “Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science" at the University of Connecticut Health Center , discussing the importance of building relationships with the new Administration and Congress. Federal policy update with information on the 115th Congress and priorities for the new Administration...
The December 2016 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America convened an esteemed panel of policymakers and scientists for the 2016 Post-Election Briefing on November 15 to discuss expectations for science and medical progress with a new president and the next Congress. The briefing was hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and supported in part by Zogby Analytics. Post-election overview of Research!America's voter-education initiative Campaign for Cures . Federal policy update outlining the latest appropriations process in Congress, and the progress of the 21st Century Cures Act , which passed the House this week and...
The September 2016 Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: Research!America’s 2016 National Health Research Forum will tackle relevant and cutting-edge issues on medical research and innovation Thursday, September 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. As policymakers explore ways to modernize our research ecosystem to benefit patients and bring researchers together to work toward national initiatives, experts representing various sectors of the research community will discuss the future of medical progress. September's federal policy agenda-- when members of Congress return to D.C. this month, they face a looming deadline: if no...
The December 2015 issue of the The Research Advocate is now online . Highlights from this month include: A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlighting advances in nursing and areas where more work is needed. An update on the FY16 congressional appropriations process. Public Health Thank You Day on November 23 honored public health heroes. A Member Spotlight featuring the National Medical Association. Collection of essays published by FasterCures from leaders in medical research, highlighting innovative ideas to advance innovation. Download the entire December 2015 Research Advocate as a PDF.

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