October 2018: The Research Advocate

The October 2018 newsletter is now online. 

Highlights from this month include:

Research!America announced that The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, would be among the honorees at the 2019 Advocacy Awards, to be held in Washington, D.C. on March 13, 2019. Other honorees include Dr. Susan Hockfield, President Emerita of the Massachusettes Institute of Technology; Dr. David R. Williams, of the Harvard H.T. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard University; Denny Sanford, founder of the Sanford Research Institute; and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association and Research!America board member provides insight as to why the Nobel Prize announcments are so important for research advocacy. 

Research!America hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to look at the research around workplace accommodations for those who suffer from migraine, including what compassionate accommodations might look like and what patients should know about their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Bipartisan Civic Engagement initiative supported by Research!America is well underway, with many groups now having town halls and other events planned with their representatives and candidates for public office. 

Download the entire PDF of the October 2018 Research Advocate as a PDF

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter