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 and Suzanne Ffolkes presented "The Time is Now: Your Leadership Role in Changing the Nation's Conversation About Science" during the 2014 AACBNC-AMSNDC Annual Winter Conference in Islamorada, FL. View their presentation here.

As part of the annual meeting of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley spoke about the current landscape for medical research funding and what scientists can do to make a difference. See her presentation here

In celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Whitehead Fellows Program at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Mary Woolley spoke about the current state of research policy and the intertwined legacies of Research!America and the Whitehead Institute's founder, Jack Whitehead. 

Mary Woolley was part of a panel that presented recommendations to the National Institutes of Health's Scientific Management Review Board

Mary Woolley explained the impact of philanthropic research funding, as well as the current state of American research system, during a presentation at the Third Annual Philanthropy for Health and Medical Research Conference in Sydney, Australia. The event was hosted by Research Australia.

Mary Woolley presented the "Preliminary Insights from Recent Clinical Trial Polling Data" during the 2013 FNLM/NLM Public Access to Clinical Trials Workshop at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The clinical trial poll was co-sponsored by the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, the Clinical Research Forum, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.

Mary Woolley's presentation on "Injury and Violence Prevention Research at Riskduring the 2013 National Meeting of the Safe States Alliance and SAVIR in Baltimore. 

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.


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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America