Research Partners Forums

Research Partners Forums are open dialogues among leaders in academia, business, government, non-profits and the public on subjects related to improving health through research.

In conjunction with Pfizer and university partners, Research!America held two forums that brought together journalists and scientists to help understand how to communicate with each other more effectively. The first forum involved the University of Maryland, with an event held in downtown Washington, DC. Academic leaders from the communications, journalism and medical science departments of Maryland joined journalists from The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Nature Medicine for a pair of panels that helped bridge the gap between the disciplines.
December 8, 2008. City Club of San Francisco Keynote: Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH, CDC director Partners: Pfizer, University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley
April 29, 2008. Audobon Tea Room, New Orleans Keynote: Donald Palmisano, MD, JD Partners: Pfizer, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
February 1, 2007.National Press Club in Washington, DC. Keynote: Arden Bement Jr., PhD, NSF director. Partner: Abbott
September 19, 2006. The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Keynote: Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director National Human Genome Research Institute Partner: Roche
November 28, 2006. The Tampa Club in Tampa, Florida. Keynote: Elias Zerhouni, MD, director National Institutes of Health Partners: Novartis, University of South Florida
January 20, 2005. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Remarks: Karen Goraleski, Research!America Partner: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
March 1, 2005. Boston University School of Public Health Remarks: Michael Botticelli, assistant commissioner of substance abuse services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Partners: Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and The Medical Foundation.
March 22, 2005. University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Keynote: Carol Krucoff, founding editor, Health Section, The Washington Post, Partner: University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill.
April 5, 2005. University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Remarks: Joseph Ferretti, PhD, senior vice president and provost, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Harrison Spencer, MD, MPH, president, Association of Schools of Public Health. Partner: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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