National Health Research Forum
Research!America’s National Health Research Forum “Straight Talk: Is A “Disease-Free” World Within Reach?” generated extensive media coverage in Bloomberg, CQ Healthbeat, POLITICO Pro, Inside Health Policy, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. WebMD live-streamed the Forum and the event hashtag #RAforum17 trended on Twitter.
Research!America board member Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and a panelist at the Forum, was featured in an WebMD article about the role of pharmacists in curbing the opioid epidemic.
Fogarty Center Essential to Global Health
Research!America Chair Emertius The Honorable John Edward Porter penned an editorial for The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene highlighting the significant contributions of the Fogarty International Center in saving lives and training the next generation of scientists.
Social Science Support
Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley’s editorial for the Why Social Sciences blog underscores the value of social and behavioral research. “By fostering a better understanding of human behavior, preferences, and motivations, social and behavioral research reveals new strategies for achieving optimal health outcomes.”
An article in The Scientist about the Senate Labor-HHS appropriations approval of a $2 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health budget featured a statement from Mary Woolley.
In an Outsourcing Pharma article, Research!America’s Vice President of Communications Suzanne Ffolkes shared insights from a recent Research!America commissioned survey of perception of clinical trials among minority populations.. The survey results were also featured in STAT, The Clinical Leader and other publications.
United National Health-Related Sustainable Goals
In a CNN article about a report from The Lancet regarding the progress nations are making to reach global health-related sustainable development goals by the year 2030, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association commented on the challenges and opportunities for achieving the goals.
Smoking and Cancer
Research!America board member Gary Reedy, chief executive officer, American Cancer Society, was quoted in a Drug Store News article about the Society’s partnership with the CVS Health Foundation to create tobacco-free U.S. colleges and university campus environments to reduce the number of deaths from cancer and other tobacco-related diseases.
DACA and Health Care
Research!America board member James Madara, M.D., EVP and CEO, American Medical Association, sent a letter to Congress about the consequences of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the U.S. health care system which was featured in a CNN article.