Advocacy Awards Dinner
Research!America’s 2017 Advocacy Awards Dinner, which honored former Vice President Joe Biden, Kathy Bates and leaders in medical and health advocacy, was highlighted in The Hill, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Roll Call, and WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) as well as in numerous broadcast and online news sites.
New Board Leaders and Directors
An article about Research!America’s new board leadership and directors The Hon. Michael Castle, The Hon. Kweisi Mfume, The Hon. Bart Gordon and Susan M. Fitzpatrick Ph.D. was featured in The Washington Business Journal.
President Trump’s Budget Proposal
Research!America Chair Emeritus The Hon. John E. Porter’s comments about President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to research were included in an article in The Cancer Letter. Mr. Porter and Research!America board member Susan M. Fitzpatrick Ph.D., president of the James S. McDonnell Foundation, were quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the impact of potential budget cuts to academic researchers.
Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., director of the American Public Health Association, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the significance of the suggested budget cuts to public health.
The New York Times and The Fiscal Times quoted Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley, about proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health.
Ellie Dehoney, Research!America's VP of policy and advocacy, was quoted in NBC News and the Washington Examiner about the repercussions of potential budget cuts to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the NIH Fogarty International Center. Dehoney also weighed in on the overall impact of the cuts to research in Xconomy.
Research!America VP of Communications Suzanne Ffolkes was quoted in The Scientist about the urgent need for scientists to engage with policymakers and the public. The Washington Business Journal quoted Ffolkes about the potential burden of cuts to research institutions across the country.
Multiple news outlets featured Research!America’s statement on Trump’s FY17 budget proposal including Inside Health Policy, Chemical & Engineering News, FDA Week, and Bloomberg BNA.
Letters to the Editor
Woolley’s letters to the editor calling for stronger investments in research and public health and were published in The Wisconsin State Journal, The Tennessean, and The Mercury News (San Jose, CA).
Investments in Research
Data from Research!America’s Investment Report was included in a Science magazine article about basic research funding in the U.S.
Public Investments in Universities
Shepherd University President and Research!America board member Mary Hendrix, Ph.D., described the return of public investments in university programs in an op-ed published in The Journal newspaper.