Medical Research & the Economy
Gun Violence Research
In an ABC News article about limitations on the CDC’s ability to support gun violence research, Woolley said these barriers are preventing government efforts to minimize public health safety risks.
In a New York Times Well blog article about gun storage and children, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director of American Public Health Association (APHA), suggested initiating conversations as part of a broader discussion about safety which can address other concerns such as food allergies and swimming pool safety.
Campaign For Cures
Research!America letters to the Republican and Democratic National Committees urging both parties to include medical progress into their platforms were featured in Morning Consult.
In a STAT article on the presidential candidates’ views on medical research, Woolley shared the differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on science policy. Woolley also underscored the importance of presidential and congressional candidates discussing research during the election season on WBAL-AM (Baltimore) and as a guest on the public affairs show Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate WABE-FM.
National Institutes of Health Funding
The Hill and POLITICO Pro quoted Ellie Dehoney, vice president of policy and advocacy, regarding the National Institutes of Health receiving a $2 billion increase in the Senate FY17 spending bill. “It’s an amazing number. But the devil’s in the details,” she said.
Digital Health Tools
In a Becker’s Hospital Review article, Research!America board member, James Madara, M.D., EVP and CEO, American Medical Association commented that some digital health tools like radiation therapies and emerging biologics are effective for patient care but not all available products “have an appropriate evidence base.”
Message to Congress about Climate Change
Research!America board member Rush Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), was quoted in The Washington Post about a letter sent to members of Congress, led by AAAS and signed by top scientific organizations underscoring the fact that human-caused climate change is real and poses risks to society.