Speeches and Presentations

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

Research!America Chair John Porter and CEO Mary Woolley made presentations at our 2012 Annual Meeting.

Mary Woolley presented to a class at Brown University. The Honorable Patrick Kennedy was among the speakers for the class called The Race to Inner Space: Conflating Public Health, Science, Politics and Economics to Promote Brain Health.

Mary Woolley spoke to graduate students and faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston about the importance of effective advocacy .

Research!America's chair, The Honorable John Edward Porter, and our president and CEO, Mary Woolley, both spoke at the 2011 AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy. See Mary Woolley's presentation here.

Mary Woolley presented at the 10th Annual Meeting for the NSF ADVANCE program. NSF ADVANCE strives for a more diverse science and engineering workforce by increasing the representation and advancement of women in science and engineering careers.

Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley spoke at a weekly Master Seminar on "A Career in Science Policy at a Time of Change and Opportunity" at Rice University for its Professional Science Master's Program.

Mary Woolley presented Advocacy Leadership in Unsettled Times at the World Stem Cell Summit in Pasadena, CA. Research!America was also honored with a Genetics Policy Institute Stem Cell Action Award.

Mary Woolley discussed public opinion regarding federal support for stem cell research in a presentation at the World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit in 2010.

Mary Woolley presented Medical Research is a Priority in Montana and Nationally at the McLaughlin Research Institute's National Development Council meeting in Great Falls, MT. 

Mary Woolley presented World-Class Advocacy for World-Class Science: A Call to Action at the 2011 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter