October 2016: The Research Advocate


The October 2016 Research Advocate is now online. 

Highlights from this month include: 

Honorees were announced for the 2017 Advocacy Awards. Distinguished leaders in scientific, medical and health research whose accomplishments have led to groundbreaking discoveries and raised public awareness of life-threatening conditions will be recognized at Research!America’s Advocacy Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2017.

Research!America's 2016 National Health Research forum featured discussions on a public health emergency fund, prevention and the future of research. View the photoslick for the forum here

A federal policy update including the short-term continuing resolution, funds to address Zika, and Research!America's Public Health Thank You Day on November 21.

Research!America and Colgate-Palmolive co-hosted a briefing, “Oral Health in an Aging Nation: An Unmet Public Health Challenge,” on October 4, which discussed the impacts of oral health and barriers to care in older Americans.

Research!America is hosting the town hall, "Assuring Public Health and Prevention is a High Priority for Next Congress and President," at American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center on Monday, October 31.

A member spotlight featuring the American Society for Nutrition

Biotech leaders discussed the value of medical innovation and public perception of drug development at the Georgia BIO Summit on September 28 in Atlanta. 

Download the entire October 2016 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