Research!America Chair The Honorable Michael Castle was quoted in a Delaware News Journal article about voter registration trends in Delaware. “The way Republicans have always won in Delaware is by appealing to Independents and Democrats.”
FY19 Research Funding
Mary Woolley, president and CEO, Research!America, was quoted in Genetic and Engineering & Biotechnology News regarding Senate passage of the FY19 Labor, Health and Human Services bill which included a $2 billion increase for the NIH. “During a time of extraordinary opportunities to advance critical research to combat deadly and disabling diseases, congressional leaders demonstrated their commitment to the NIH with robust funding increases.”
In a U.S. News and World Report article regarding misleading information shared online, Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director of the American Public Health Association, commented that deceptive messages have enormous implications for public health.
Research!America board member Rush Holt, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was quoted in an Axios article about the nomination of Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier as head of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “…his work cuts across many disciplines from meteorology to cybersecurity and he has demonstrated many years of public service at the interface of science and policy.” Woolley was quoted in Bloomberg BNA and CEO Update in support of Dr. Droegemeier’s nomination.
Woolley was profiled on American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Pipettes and Politics podcast, discussing the importance of science advocacy and public engagement.
Research!America board member Victor Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) penned an op-ed for The Lancet about how convergence science strategies can advance population health research.
Medical Device Tax
Bloomberg BNA quoted Research!America Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Ellie Dehoney about the repeal of the medical device tax.
Research!America board member Susan Dentzer, president and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation was quoted in a Health IT Analytics article about NIH’s new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large scale clinical trials focused on population health research, care coordination, and chronic disease management.
The Manhattan Times newspaper published an article about Research!America’s Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research.