Coronavirus Resources

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The emergence of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease, as a global pandemic is a clear reminder of the importance of investment in research to better understand how to prevent and treat disease. It also underscores why we need to greatly strengthen our public health capacity against such threats. We know COVID-19 is top of mind for you, and it is for us, too. Research!America is working hard to assure federal funding and policy actions are evidence-based and match the urgency needed.  We will continue to keep you up-to-date about important advocacy opportunities so you can join with us. Let’s call on policymakers to match the abundance of caution we are all so importantly practicing now with an abundance of research.  

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Previous events

  • Teleconference on March 24, 2020 (viewers will need to provide basic registration information to access) with Dr. David Skorton, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Skorton and members of his team discussed strategies academic health centers are employing to address COVID-19 and answered questions from the audience.

  • Teleconference on March 16, 2020 (viewers will need to provide basic registration information to access) with Dr. Larry Tabak, Principal Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research. The topic was NIH’s efforts to ensure research institutions and scientists are accorded the flexibility needed as they confront COVID-19-related research disruptions.

  • 2019 National Health Research Forum: Centers for Disease Control Mission and Public Health Priorities | Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was one of many keynote speakers at a day-long forum hosted by Research!America. Dr. Redfield focused on his agency’s mission and public health priorities.: 

  • 2018 Briefing by Research!America and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM): Vaccines and stronger public health infrastructures are critical to tackle global health threats, said experts at a briefing hosted by Research!America and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2018: 

  • Health experts talked about the spread of infectious diseases and what the U.S. is doing to prevent potential outbreaks on May 21, 2018. Speakers included the head of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and the director of the National Institutes of Health. Includes Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIAID), Dr. Nancy Messonier (CDC) Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry (American Society for Virology)

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America