December 2017: The Research Advocate


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 Neuroscience 2017 in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2017.

Research!America led a multi-faceted ad, digital and grassroots campaign the week of November 13 – 17 to urge Congress to raise budget caps in FY18 to provide flexibility to increase federal funding for science.

A member spotlight featuring the National Rural Health Association, a nonprofit serving rural communities by advancing and publicizing rural health issues and seeking to solve rural health care challenges.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 20, dozens of organizations joined Research!America for Public Health Thank You Day to honor the everyday heroes who are committed to fighting chronic diseases and epidemics like the opioid crisis and antibiotic resistance, halting the spread of harmful viruses like Zika, and protecting Americans in the wake of natural disasters.

Download the entire December 2017 Research Advocate as a PDF.

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