We NEED CURES, NOT CUTS. Sequestration arbitrarily stifles federal investment in national priorities like medical research and innovation, at the expense of America and Americans. Deficit reduction is important, but there are ways to achieve it that do not set out nation back, threatening our global leadership and shortchanging the health and safety of the American people.
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On May 29, 2020, Research!America hosted an alliance member meeting with two distinguished representatives of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, and Dr. Rachel Ramoni, Chief Research and Development Officer, in concert, discussed the breadth of funding and capabilities that the VA has across the nation, presenting unique opportunities for innovative research that tackles disease in general, and as of late, responses specific to COVID-19. This is a summary of that meeting. The Veterans Health Administration has significant reach: 105 active research sites across the country, 7,372 funded...