July/August 2018: The Research Advocate


The July/August 2018 newsletter is now online

Highlights from this month include: 

Research!America has announced the Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research  which recognizes individuals who, throughout their careers have – like Research!America board member Dr. Herbert Pardes -  demonstrated distinguished leadership and sustained commitment to public engagement and advocacy for research. 

Leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia will be among the panelists for Research!America’s 2018 National Health Research Forum on Thursday, September 6 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) aims to change the national conversation on the topic to emphasize the health impact of abuse and neglect. Research!America’s Vice President of Communications Suzanne Ffolkesjoined the foundation’s co-founders Dr. Richard Krugman and Lori Poland and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the State Capitol on June 18 to launch the foundation and release a national public opinion survey. 

Collecting different types of data and expanding the pool of participants should be priorities for migraine clinical trials, according to speakers for the webinar, “The Value of Evidence-Based Treatments for Migraine Sufferers” hosted by Research!America on June 12. 

A member spotlight featuring Boston Children's Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers and representing annual expenditures of greater than $375 million—is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. 

Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley moderated a panel discussion on a timely and challenging topic, “Breakthrough Medicine: How Can Patients Afford it?” at the Aspen Spotlight Health Conference on June 22 in Aspen, Colorado. 

Download the entire July/August 2018 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