Supporting Research for Health
Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley was the featured guest on Hawai'i Public Radio’s “The Body Show.” In the wide-ranging interview, Woolley urged listeners to advocate for research for health and ask candidates campaigning during the midterms about their support for research and innovation.
In a Mother Jones article about science advisory committees designated to provide scientific and technical expertise to federal agencies, Research!America board member Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said the committees are not being fully utilized and without their expert advice, an evidence-based scientific perspective is not represented in policymaking.
Research Funding and Advocacy
Woolley was quoted in an article in The Cancer Letter about the continuing resolution and the impact it has on the National Institutes of Health.
Research!America Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Ellie Dehoney was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA about the negative impact of stalled FY18 budget talks on federal worker morale and research.
In a Chemical & Engineering News article about science research advocacy in the Trump era Research!America Vice President of Communications Suzanne Ffolkes talked about the scientific organizations motivations to increase engagement.
The Washington Post published a letter-to-the-editor authored by Research!America board member Victor Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and chair of Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience network, and co-chairs Darrell Kirch, M.D., and Thomas Nasca, M.D. about the networks commitment to reversing trends in clinician burnout.
In a Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) article about a statewide opioid disaster declaration Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association (APHA), called for more funding to combat the opioid epidemic.
Research!America board member Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., executive vice president and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), was quoted in a Modern Medicine article about prescription disposal kits to help curb opioid addiction.
Public Health Funding
Dehoney was quoted in The Hill about the impact of short-term spending bills on public health agencies.
Health Care Cost
Research!America board member Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis MD Center for Health Policy, Duke University appeared in a New York Times op-ed about tackling the high costs of treating chronic diseases.