Friday, November 12, 2021
President Biden has been describing the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a DARPA-like biomedical research agency, as the centerpiece of his effort to “end cancer as we know it.” Alas, in the heat of the FY22 appropriations...
Friday, November 12, 2021
In nominating Dr. Robert Califf for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Biden has made an excellent choice. Research!America strongly supported his nomination in 2015, and we are proud to lend our enthusiastic support...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Research!America is excited to announce an endowment from Johnson & Johnson to create the Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Awards . This new category of awards will be presented annually as part of the Research!America Advocacy Awards...
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Over 200 organizations signed on to a letter organized by Research!America urging Congressional leadership to avoid another continuing resolution and complete the FY22 appropriations process in a timely manner, speeding faster health, medical, and...
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The report, “ Then. Now. Imagine: An A-to-Z look at the diseases, conditions, and disorders that impact our lives ,” provides an overview of 60 diseases and conditions impacting people around the globe, emphasizing the ways in which medical science...
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Research!America applauds the funding levels included in the draft appropriations bill ( press summary ) released by the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
As the search for the next director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) gears up, observers are wondering: Is it time for the White House to abandon tradition and choose a biomedical scientist who does not hold a medical degree? It’s...
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Francis Collins’ announcement last week that he will soon step down as National Institutes of Health director could complicate the Biden administration’s plans to launch ARPA-H, arguably the largest initiative the agency has undertaken in decades...
Monday, October 11, 2021
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, will be honored with the John Edward Porter Legacy Award, generously supported by Ann Lurie . The award honors individuals who show outstanding commitment to sustaining the nation’s world-class leadership in medical and...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
“The biggest concern is how any Administration could possibly fill the shoes of such an extraordinarily effective leader and advocate,” Dehoney wrote in an email.

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco