Register Now for the 2019 National Health Research Forum

Register Now for the 2019 National Health Research Forum

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Location: Conrad Washington DC
950 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Research!America’s National Health Research Forum sparks conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy, academia and philanthropy about “in the moment” issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and public health. Thought leaders come together for straightforward discussions on efforts to find solutions to pressing health challenges.
Moderated by high-profile journalists, the forum is the only event of its kind that convenes the directors of federal agencies and other leaders within the research and innovation ecosystem in a setting where a distinguished audience hears from, asks questions of and interacts with those who are advancing medical discovery and public health.

Remarks from:

Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ned Sharpless, Acting Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Robert Redfield, MD, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Timely and relevant panel topics with top leaders from across the research spectrum include: 

Women Researchers Leading Discovery

Janine Austin Clayton, MD

NIH Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health

Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Jenny Colombo, PharmD

Vice President of Global Patients and Scientific Affairs, Takeda

Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg, MD

Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh

Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Michele Oshman

Director of Federal Advocacy & Alliance Development, Eli Lilly and Company

Gwen Nichols, MD

Chief Medical Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Erin O’Shea, MD

President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


Collaboration is Key: Exploring the evolving role of cross-sector partnerships as a catalyst to lifesaving progress

Christopher P. Austin, MD

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH

Jeannie Baumann

Reporter, Bloomberg Law

Rick A. Bright, PhD

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gopal Khanna, MBA

Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Richard Loomis, MD

Chief Informatics Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

Melinda Richter

Global Head of JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Lynn O’Connor Vos

President & CEO, Muscular Dystrophy Association


Then, Now, Imagine

Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE

Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association

Steve Clemons

Editor at Large, The Hill

Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer and President of Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Pfizer

Gary H. Gibbons, MD

Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Gary J. Nabel, MD, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, and Head of the North American R&D Hub, Sanofi

David Skorton, MD

President and CEO of AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)


Leveraging Data to Accelerate Medical Progress

Jeff Andrews, MD, FRCSC

Worldwide Medical Director for Women’s Health and Cancer, BD Life Sciences

Ned Braunstein, MD

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management, Regeneron

Jenny Luray

Senior Advisor, Research!America

Peter Marks, MD, PhD

Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration

Eleanor M. Perfetto, PhD, MS

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, National Health Council

Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH

Executive Director, PCORI

Keith Yamamoto, PhD

Professor, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Director

UCSF Precision Medicine



8:30 a.m.     Registration

9:00 a.m.     Networking Breakfast

10:00 a.m.    Panels

2:45 p.m.     Adjourn


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Media Contacts

Robert Shalett
Director of Communications 

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