Dear Research Advocate, While Congress is in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday, our (grateful) advocacy doesn’t stop. This week Research!America sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees thanking them for their continued efforts to complete FY22 appropriations and urging them to finalize those funding levels before the December 3 continuing resolution deadline expires. Take a moment now to tweet those same Members of Congress , expressing thanks while encouraging them to pass FY22 appropriations legislation as quickly as possible! Reporting on Public Health Thank You Day 2021: Yesterday, Research!America led the 16th annual...
Dear Research Advocate, Our nation has already been operating for 48 days under a Continuing Resolution (CR) that flat-funds the government at FY21 levels — that’s 48 days too long. The current CR expires on December 3, only six legislative days away. We are hearing increasing concern on Capitol Hill that a full-year CR may be put into place. Under this drastic scenario, billions of dollars in expected, urgently needed FY22 research investment would evaporate. This isn’t a drill, it’s the real thing . We must increase the volume now for completing the FY22 appropriations process. Use our new graphic on your social media channels; Tweet Congressional leaders; email or call ( House | Senate...
Dear Research Advocate, As we honor our military veterans today, it’s worth noting that medical research has been part of the Veterans Health Administration’s core mission from its conception in 1946 when $1 million was committed to focus on improving prosthetics for World War II veterans. Since then, federal investment in veterans health research has grown to well over $1 billion annually and the VA is a leader in neuroscience and healthcare delivery research, among its many important focus areas. Veterans — and all of us — are healthier thanks to VA-supported medical research. (If you missed it earlier this year, watch our conversation with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Assistant Under Secretary...
Dear Research Advocate, For more than a decade, Research!America and partners across the nation have devoted time on the Monday before Thanksgiving to honor and convey our gratitude to the public health workforce. Naming all the ways these dedicated individuals serve the individual and public good would make this letter novel-length; instead, let me simply ask you to mark your calendar and participate with us on Public Health Thank You Day ( #PHTYD ) on Monday, November 22, 2021. Visit www.PublicHealthThankYouDay.org for sample tweets, emails, and other customizable resources. Another Opportunity to Honor Heroes: The Clinical Research Forum’s annual Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement...

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America