July/August 2017: The Research Advocate


The July/August 2017 Research Advocate is now online.

Highlights from this month: 

A recap of congressional briefings hosted by Research!America on the societal burden of migraine, and advances in clinical research. 

Leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia will be among the panelists for Research!America’s 2017 National Health Research Forum on Thursday, September 7 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open for the Forum.

Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley explained why scientists should be actively engaged as advocates during a session at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017 conference.

Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), Chairman of the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, will speak at the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day breakfast. Cole will kick-off day two of the September 13-14 event, which attracts a broad coalition of scientists, patients, and other advocates in Washington, D.C.

A member spotlight features the Society for Women's Health Research

Research!America board members  William Hait, M.D., Ph.D., global head, Janssen Research and Development and Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.MPA, director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, and Donna Cryer, President and CEO, Global Liver Institute participated in an interactive panel discussion coordinated by Research!America titled, "A World Without Disease, Can We Get There?," at the BIO International Conference on June 20 in San Diego, CA.  


Download the entire July/August 2017 Research Advocate as a PDF.


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