Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley was featured in a POLITICO Pro news brief about her presentation to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine regarding the current state of federal funding for research and the need for scientists to increase engagement with policymakers and the public.
The Hill published an op-ed penned by Research!America board member Herbert Pardes, M.D., executive vice chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, about the importance of mental health research and finding better ways to diagnose, treat and cure mental illness.
Medical Device Tax
In a Newsweek op-ed, former Congressman Ron Paul mentions Research!America’s letter to congressional leaders in support of a repeal of the medical device excise tax.
In a CNN article about reports of banned words in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget documents, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association, said the reports should be put “in the context of several other administration actions to change agency communications."
Perception of Science, Scientists
A Huffington Post contributor op-ed about the public’s perception of science featured survey data commissioned by Research!America which revealed that most Americans cannot name a living scientist and an institution, company or organization where medical or health research is conducted.
Research!America board member Susan Dentzer, president and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), was quoted in The Boston Globe about the challenges to reducing the cost of drugs.
In a Philadelphia Business Journal article about the cost of a new gene therapy treatment, Research!America board member Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis MD Center for Health Policy, Duke University, commented on new approaches to pricing.
In a MedCity News article about a new start-up company focused on health IT innovation for clinicians, Research!America board member James Madara, M.D., EVP and CEO, American Medical Association, talked about leveraging new technologies to improve the physician-patient relationship.
Research!America board member Harold L. Paz, M.D., M.S., EVP and CMO, Aetna, was quoted in a Healthcare Dive article about Aetna’s plans to help reduce opioid usage and abuse by 2022.