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2009 National Health Research Forum

Our National Forum engages leaders in government, industry, academia, patient advocacy organizations and the media in a dialogue concerning key medical, health and scientific research issues.

March 24, 2009
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

We hope you were able to join Research!America March 24, 2009 from 12 to 3 p.m. for the conversation with nationally recognized leaders from the public and private sectors, media and patient community, moderated by The Atlantic senior editor Clive Crook. With renewed investment in science and research, we explored the opportunities for science to serve the nation by improving health, the economy and diplomacy.

A full podcast of the 2009 National Forum is available.

Luncheon Keynote Address: The Honorable John E. Porter, Chair, Research!America (Audio)

PANEL 1: Science in the Service of America’s Global Image (Audio)

  • Richard Besser, MD, acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, associate professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • >Patricia Murphy, director, Office of International Health and Biodefense, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, U.S. State Department
  • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, sanofi-aventis

PANEL 2: Science in the Service of the Economy and America’s Health (Audio)

  • Carolyn Clancy, MD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Raynard Kington, MD, PhD, acting director, National Institutes of Health
  • Debra Lappin, JD, senior vice president, B&D Consulting, LLC
  • Bill Peck, MD, director, Center for Health Policy, Washington University School of Medicine

Partners for the 2009 National Forum

A National Discussion on Research

Forum participants engage in dynamic discussions about research to improve health. Through our forum they have an opportunity to:

  • Discuss the issues driving the national agenda for medical and health research
  • Understand strategies for winning greater influence for science.
  • Hear experts address complicated issues that influence public policy, media coverage and public perception.
  • Take part in a question and answer session with the panelist speakers.
  • Network with top leaders and other like-minded stakeholders in research.

For information on National Forums before 2003, please contact Stacie Propst, PhD.