December 2016: The Research Advocate


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 advocates hope to see it pass the Senate early next week. 

Wrap-up of Public Health Thank You Day: More than 1,000 individuals and organizations joined Research!America on social media with the hashtag #PHTYD, garnering more than 5.9 million impressions on Facebook and Twitter. 

The Member Spotlight features the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Recently published report, A Vision and Pathway for NIH, was prepared by leading scientists and policy experts for the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump to further advance the nation’s leading biomedical research and health agency. 

Download the entire December 2016 Research Advocate as a PDF.


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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco