Alliance Discussion on AI with Dr. Regina Barzilay, MIT

Regina Barzilay, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, will join us to discuss the potential – and potential pitfalls – as health-focused artificial intelligence (AI) evolves. Dr. Barzilay will answer questions and share her own story: how confronting breast cancer convinced her AI can dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of […]

2023 Annual Meeting of Members

The 2023 Research!America Annual Meeting of Members highlighted our 2022 accomplishments and featured special guest speakers. This gathering, for leadership, staff, employees, and students of member institutions and organizations, was held on April 20, 2023, 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET Agenda Highlights: Hear from Research!America’s newly elected Board Chair, Sudip Parikh, PhD Remarks from U.S. Representative Lauren […]

Alliance Discussion with John Crowley, Amicus Therapeutics

Join us for an alliance discussion with John Crowley, Chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics. John will discuss the personal journey that led to his remarkable impact on progress against rare diseases, and the path to dramatically faster progress going forward. Register.

NIH: The Essentials

We were joined by Dr. Ned Sharpless, who among his many distinctions served as the Director of the National Cancer Center under the Trump and Biden Administrations. Dr. Sharpless sat down with leading health policy expert and commentator Susan Dentzer, in a conversation focused on the National Institutes of Health. What does NIH do, how […]

Alliance Member-Only Meeting with Sara Maskornick, Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children & Families

If your organization is a Research!America alliance member, email Jacqueline Lagoy at for a link to our members-only alliance discussion with Sara Maskornick, Democratic Staff Director of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children & Families. Sara has graciously agreed to provide an update on the Senate’s efforts to develop and […]

Alliance Discussion with Dr. Gary Gibbons, NIH NHLBI

We are honored to host Dr. Gary Gibbons, Director of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, for a Zoom conversation about where we stand in the fight against sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD affects over 20 million people worldwide, including nearly 100,000 in the U.S. alone. Progress against this disease has been tragically slow. […]

Alliance Member-Only Meeting with Peter Marks, FDA’s CBER

If your organization is a Research!America alliance member, email Jacqueline Lagoy at for a link to our members-only alliance discussion with Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA. We’ve asked Dr. Marks to discuss efforts to shape a robust, cost- and time-efficient regulatory review pathway […]

Alliance Discussion with Dr. Vincent Conitzer, Carnegie Mellon University

More than 27,000 individuals – many of them luminaries in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) -- have signed an open letter by the Future of Life Institute calling for a pause in the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.  Given the widespread mplications of AI for research and health (and virtually everything else), we’ve asked a key […]