Economic Benefits of Research
In a Baltimore Sun article about a new research facility at the University of Maryland, Research!America board member E. Albert Reece, MD, Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine, said the facility will benefit the local community. “This building will house funded research, people bringing federal dollars to the city of Baltimore. That will have a significant economic impact on our city.”
Research!America board member Georges Benjamin, MD, director of the American Public Health Association, was quoted in a USA Today article about the FDA’s approval of a medication to treat the flu, noting the importance of having a variety of treatment options for patients.
Mental Health in the Workplace
In a EHS Today article, Research!America board member Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association was quoted about the importance of employers creating a supportive and healthy work environment to enhance employee well-being.
Research!America board member William N. Hait, MD, PhD, Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Global External Innovation was featured in a New Jersey Business article as the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership from BioNJ for this work on behalf of patients and New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem.
In a Modern Healthcare article about the American Medical Association’s (AMA) new medical education grant program Research!America board member James Madara, MD, EVP and CEO, American Medical Association, was quote about the importance of preparing future physicians for the demands of the current healthcare landscape.
Health Care Technology
Research!America Board Member Harold L. Paz, MD, MS, EVP and CMO, Aetna, was quoted in an Mobi Health News article discussing the company’s long term plan to integrate technology into its products and services.
In an Boston Magazine article about local physician wait times Research!America board member Susan Dentzer, president and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), noted that leveraging technology can improve caregiver engagements with patients.
Open Access Publishing
In a Physics Today article about a new European open-access research publishing policy, Research!America board member Rush Holt, PhD, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science was quoted about the impact the policy could have on authors and researchers.