Speeches and Presentations

Research!America leadership and board members often speak out on the need to advocate for more federal funding for health research.

Mary Woolley presented at a Brookings Executive Education series to an audience of National Institutes of Health executives. The event was held at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. See presentation here.

This year's graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have a responsibility to influence health care and research policy in the future, Mary Woolley told graduates at their commencement.

Mary Woolley, along with Research!America VP of Policy and Programs Ellie Dehoney and VP of Communications Suzanne Ffolkes, presented to communications and legislative directors at the National Institutes of Health. The talk focused on the reasons and methods of speaking out to elected representives. See the presentation here.

Mary Woolley presented and moderated a panel at the Health Research Alliance Members' Meeting in March 20, 2013. The presentation and panel focused on effective communication of the impact of research funded by HRA members.

As part of the Keck Seminar at the Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, Mary Woolley delivered a presentation titled, "Advocacy & Action: Stepping Up to Strengthen Career Opportunities in Science."

Mary Woolley provided dinner remarks at the Friends of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research 2012 Annual Conference & Awards.

Woolley discussed results of the national voter education initiative, 2012 Your Candidates-Your Health in her presentation, "Post-Election Outlook for Biomedical Research and Health & Presentation of Garfield Award."

Mary Woolley discussed the climate for research in Washington with the National MS Society Federal Activism Council.

Mary Woolley met with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellows and presented, "Sounding the Alarm for Research."

As part of "Prepping for 2013," a program by the group Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (REAP), Mary Woolley presented "Sequestration: What It Is, and Why Stopping It Must Be a Top Priority of Your Advocacy."


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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana