Medical Innovation 101: Capitol Hill Briefing

Washington, DC
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Research!America & Congressional R&D Caucus present Medical Innovation 101. The briefing will be from noon to 1:00 p.m. A panel of experts will demystify the process behind medical and health progress, tracing the path from bench to bedside and discussing key variables that will affect efforts to overcome deadly and disabling diseases. Please RSVP online here. 


  • Keith R. Yamamoto, Ph.D.; Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, UCSF; Director, UCSF Precision Medicine; Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco
  • Brian Gill; Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Celgene
  • Joe V. Selby, M.D., MPH; Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • John E. Schneider, Ph.D.; CEO, Avalon Health Economics LLC

Moderated by Eleanor M. Perfetto, Ph.D., M.S., Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, National Health Council.

Lunch will be provided.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Rachel Weissman at or 571-482-2716.


The briefing was made possible in part by support from: 

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP Communications

Anna Briseño
Senior Manager of Communications

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