July/August 2016: The Research Advocate


The July/August 2016 of The Research Advocate is now online

Highlights from this month include: 

Announcing a new interactive map and blog as part of the national voter education initiative Campaign for Cures. The user-friendly map of the U.S. features hundreds of quotes on medical progress from candidates across the political spectrum. The Campaign for Cures blog is packed with information related to the election, patient stories, events, and commentary on science, research, and innovation.

Registration is now open for the 2016 National Health Research Forum. The event, titled Straight Talk: New Thinking on Tough Challenges, will feature thought-provoking panel discussions on complex and sometimes controversial issues that could potentially impact medical progress and the scientific community. 

Elected officials, business leaders, university presidents from across the state, leaders of biotech companies and nationally-ranked medical centers, and research scientists came together for the forum, “Medical Research: The Right Prescription for Economic Growth,” co-hosted by Research!America and Northeast Ohio Medical University at the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center in Rootstown, Ohio on June 6. 

A member spotlight featuring the Cancer Support Community.

AcademyHealth honored Research!America's president and CEO Mary Woolley with the 2016 AcademyHealth Chair Award, recognizing a national leader who has significantly contributed to the health and health care of Americans by moving health services research into policy and practice.  

Download the entire July/August 2016 The Research Advocate as a PDF.

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana