February 2016 Research Advocate


The February issue of The Research Advocate is now online

Highlights from this month include: 

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) will be honored with the Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy at Research!America's 2016 Advocacy Awards Dinner for increasing investments in research and elevating the importance of medical progress among national priorities.

Vice President Biden’s ‘moonshot’ initiative to defeat cancer has received support from many Americans who say they are willing to pay more in taxes to support cancer research, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America.

A member spotlight featuring the American Psychiatric Association.

Highlights from a panel discussion at George Washington University, “Is Science on Trial? Science, Politics, and the 2016 Election,” touching on different perspectives regarding the level of distrust among policymakers and the general public on scientific issues. 

The National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators 2016 report show the United States science and engineering (S&E) enterprise still leads the world. 

Download the entire February 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