Global R&D Leadership
The Boston Globe published a letter-to-the-editor authored by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley about our nation’s global leadership in research. “We cannot simply hope for greatness as federal funding diminishes and policies to advance innovation remain few and far between. Leadership in research and development requires a strong national commitment to ensure the next generation of innovators.”
Gun Violence Research
In a CNN article about gun violence research, Research!America board member Alan Leshner, Ph.D., CEO emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, commented that gun violence is a public health problem facing the country with no scientific basis of information for guidance.
Public Health Funding
In an article in The Hill about the House short-term funding bill that cuts funding for the Public Health and Prevention Fund, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association (APHA), warned that eliminating the fund puts critical public health programs at risk.
Woolley was quoted in POLITICO Pro and Science about the congressional budget agreement and funding increases for the National Institutes of Health. Research!America Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Ellie Dehoney was quoted in The Hill and Bloomberg BNA about research funding cuts in President Trump’s proposed FY19 budget.
An op-ed in STAT penned by Research!America board member Victor Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), called attention to the academy’s efforts to raise the visibility of the problem of clinician burnout.
Healthier Food Options for Children
Research!America board member Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association, was quoted in a UPI news article about the AHA’s support for healthier food options at restaurants that positively impact the health of children.
Research!America board member Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science, was quoted in a Chemistry World article about the lack of science advisors in the Trump Administration.
A Health Exec article highlighted a letter sent to the Senate Finance Committee from the American Medical Association (AMA) with suggested policies to help combat opioid addiction and abuse. “There is still an enormous gap between the number of people who need opioid use disorder treatment and those who are receiving it,” said James Madara, M.D., AMA EVP and CEO.