Archived Webinars

The Value of Evidence-Based Treatments for Migraine Sufferers

Original air date: June 12, 2018

Featuring: Dr. Lisa DeLeonardolicensed psychologist and migraine patientDr. Peter McAllister, medical director, New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, chief medical officer, New England Institute for Clinical Research and Ki Clinical Research; and Dr. Jan Lewis Brandesfounder, Nashville Neuroscience Group and assistant clinical professor, Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

During this webinar, experts discussed how advances in research have addressed gaps in migraine prevention and treatment, and development of new therapies. They also talked about efforts to improve access to care for migraine patients.

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Webinar: Measuring Advocacy Outcomes

Original air date: June 1, 2018

Featuring: The Honorable Bart Gordon, partner, K&L Gates LLP, U.S. Representative, 1985-2011Carlisle Levine, Ph.D., president and CEO of BLE Solutions in Arlington, VAAnnette L. Gardner, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco

This webinar explored ways to gauge performance against short- and long-term advocacy goals, manage expectations, and identify gaps in science advocacy metrics. Speakers touched on how to evaluate public opinion survey data about support for science and tailor your advocacy messages and approaches in light of that data.

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Inspiring Others to be Science Advocates

Original air date: April 18, 2018

Featuring: Monica Linden, Ph.D., senior lecturer at Brown UniversityCynthia Gibbs, founder and director of Science Pub RVARick Karnesky, Ph.D., co-boss, Nerd Nite East Bay

Research!America and the Society for Neuroscience hosted a webinar on April 18 during which expert advocates discussed creative ways to attract nonscientific audiences to events. Speakers provided insights on how to inspire scientist peers and nonscientists to engage in advocacy and outreach in support of science. Through participating in public activities such as Science Pub and Nerd Nite, holding informal coffee meetings with your colleagues, and partaking in other activities, you can empower others to get involved.

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What Are The Barriers in Advancing Migraine Research?

Original air date: April 11, 2018

Featuring: Michael L. Oshinsky, Ph.D., program director, pain and migraine, NINDS/NIHRobert E. Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurological Sciences, Larner College of Medicine at the University of VermontKatie M. Goldenprofessional migraine patient

Nearly one in four U.S. households include someone with migraine. Despite the prevalence of this neurological disease, few effective treatments are available for patients. It is critical for researchers to understand the causes of migraine to increase the opportunity to develop and test interventions that could be more targeted to preventing or interrupting attacks, according to the National Institutes of Health. How can we ensure the right treatment reaches the patient at the right time?

This webinar focused on prevention, research, and discoveries in treatment and therapies for migraine.

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Strategies to Maximize Your Advocacy Results

Original air date: February 23, 2018

Featuring: Sudip S. Parikh, Ph.D., senior vice president & managing director, DIA Americas, and Research!America board member; Pete Kirkham, president and founder of Red Maple Consulting; Lori L. McMahon Wakefield, Ph.D., dean, UAB Graduate School, Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neuroscience, director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Speakers provide science advocates with timely and relevant information on how to best prepare for Capitol Hill meetings and tailor messages for the current political environment.

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Leveraging Public Opinion in Support of Science

Original air date: December 4, 2017

Featuring: Mary Woolley, president and CEO, Research!America; Christopher Volpe, Ph.D., executive director, ScienceCounts; and Navneet Matharu, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, University of California San Francisco

Public support of science can be instrumental in influencing congressional support of research funding. While public support for science is strong, few Americans understand our nation’s scientific enterprise. Speakers provide tips for effectively communicating about the importance of science, the patient experience, and recent discoveries that have potential policy implications to increase public support of federally-funded scientific research. 

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Innovative Research and the Opioid Epidemic: Are We Closer to Finding Solutions?

Original air date: October 13, 2017

Featuring: Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health; Georges Benjamin, M.D., Executive Director, American Public Health Association; and Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D., Clinical Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

As the opioid epidemic continues to intensify, innovative scientific solutions provide much needed hope to alleviate the suffering of the tens of thousands of Americans. Experts discuss the role of research, implications for public health and the role of pharmacists in addressing the crisis. 

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The Fogarty International Center: How Americans Benefit from Global Health Research

Original air date: May 25, 2017

Sponsored by: the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Research!America

Featuring: Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of The Fogarty International Center at NIH; Chris Beyrer, M.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Bob Bollinger, M.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Christine Lubinski, Vice President for Global Health Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

“Diseases Know No Borders” – investment in prevention and infrastructure is vital to protecting future generations from outbreaks such as Ebola and Zika. Did you know that 80% of the funding for global health initiatives goes to scientists and institutions right here in the U.S.? The rest is invested in creating sustainable platforms for containing outbreaks before they reach the U.S.

To learn more: watch the webinar here.
 

The Microbiome Initiative: A Closer Look 

Original air date: September 16, 2016

Sponsored by: the American Society for Microbiology and Research!America

Featuring: Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director and CEO of the American Society for Microbiology

Microbiomes live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans, and the atmosphere. How do they affect human health? The National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) is a collaborative effort by federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders to support research, develop technology, and expand the microbiome workforce. Innovative breakthroughs in health, technology, environmental science, and biofuels are on the horizon.

To learn more: watch the webinar here.

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Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco