September 2016: The Research Advocate


The September 2016 Research Advocate is now online

Highlights from this month include: 

Research!America’s 2016 National Health Research Forum will tackle relevant and cutting-edge issues on medical research and innovation Thursday, September 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. As policymakers explore ways to modernize our research ecosystem to benefit patients and bring researchers together to work toward national initiatives, experts representing various sectors of the research community will discuss the future of medical progress.

September's federal policy agenda-- when members of Congress return to D.C. this month, they face a looming deadline: if no action is taken to complete the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget process or pass a continuing resolution (CR) that temporarily extends FY16 funding levels, a government shutdown will take effect on October 1, 2016. 

Research!America and Colgate-Palmolive will be hosting a hill briefing on October 4, “Oral Health in an Aging Nation: An Unmet Public Health Challenge,” to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing seniors today.

In August, Research!America engaged in the advocacy initiative, Save Lives. Support Cures., aimed at encouraging the Senate to pass Cures legislation in September. Each week featured a different theme of the research continuum—discovery, development and delivery. Guest blog posts from Representative Fred Upton (R-MI-06), the Society for Neuroscience, the Hydrocephalus AssociationPurdue University and the Infectious Diseases Society of America explored each week’s theme, from basic research to drug discovery to highlighting patient stories.

A member spotlight featuring the Barth Syndrome Foundation

Download the entire September 2016 Research Advocate as a PDF.

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Without research, there is no hope.
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers