National Health Research Forum
Research!America’s 2018 National Health Research Forum “Straight Talk: New Thinking on Persistent Challenges” generated media coverage on Bloomberg BNA and Elsevier Connect. National Journal live-streamed the Forum and social media messages about the event generated significant conversations online.
Dr. Husseini Manji, MD, FRCPC, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development, LLC and a panelist at the Forum, was quoted in POLITICO Pro urging researchers to be more proactive in engaging minority populations in research.
Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley was quoted in MedPage Today and POLITICO Pro articles about the House and Senate passage of the FY19 appropriations bill. "We applaud congressional approval of the FY19 Labor-HHS/Defense spending bill which ensures increased funding for innovative research and public health initiatives to address deadly and disabling diseases.”
In a Business Journal article, Research!America board member Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, praised a new California law which requires milk or water to be the default drink sold with kids’ meals at fast-food and full-service restaurants. “We strongly encourage other states and communities to follow suit, and we call on restaurants nationwide to take immediate action on their own by removing unhealthy drinks from kids’ meals.”
Research!America board member Rush Holt, PhD, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was quoted in a Science magazine article about the new Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues, which provides nonpartisan science-related information for decision-makers. “At a time when decision-makers too often ignore, misunderstand, or misuse relevant evidence, we need new ways to communicate policy-relevant scientific evidence to decision-makers and influencers in all areas of government and society.”
In an Medpage Today article about addressing barriers in expanding access to treatment for opioid use disorders, Research!America board member Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, and director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University, said that only a third of individuals with opioid use disorder received treatment at a specialty facility or private doctor’s office.
Medical Education Curriculum
Research!America board member James Madara, MD, EVP and CEO, American Medical Association (AMA), was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article about the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, an opportunity for medical schools across the country to change their curriculums with support from the AMA. “The AMA is excited to continue to foster this environment where individuals and institutions can learn from each other and innovate.”