Reasons for Research: Research!America’s 2012 Annual Report


Now available online, Research!America’€™s Annual Report, ’€œReasons for Research,’€ recounts the progress  made in research advocacy by Research!America and its members representing academia, industry, scientific societies, patient groups and foundations. In addition to highlighting the 2012 Advocacy Awardees and Garfield Economic Impact Awardees, the report details Research!America initiatives such as the ongoing Save Research campaign and the Your Candidates’€“Your Health national voter education initiative. The annual report also includes polling data, statements from speakers at the National Health Research Forum ’€” including the heads of the federal health agencies ’€” and other Research!America  activities in collaboration with members and partners.

The theme for this year’€™s report, Reasons for Research, is reflected in a new webpage on Research!America’€™s website. Here you can read testimonials of patients and young scientists highlighting their reasons for research. Without continued advocacy and support for biomedical and health research, these young scientists may not be able to pursue their passion: investigating cures and treatments for patients like those featured on this webpage.

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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