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A Weekly Advocacy Message from Mary Woolley: What about the wave of science doubt?

Dear Research Advocate:

The cover story of this month’s National Geographic describes the recent wave of science doubt as a “pop culture meme,” featuring in-the-news examples like climate change and vaccines, and discussion of tough challenges like replicability of research, scientific literacy (of note: increased science literacy has been shown to lead to increased polarization of opinion about science), and what is meant, anyway, by effective “science communication”? 636 more words

Research!America

Member Spotlight: United Therapeutics Corporation

By Martine Rothblatt, PhD, Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation.

Founded in 1996, United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. 358 more words

Basic Research/Basic Science

NIH budget shrinks despite Ebola emergency funds

Volume 385, Issue 9966, 31 January 2015

WORLD REPORT Even with a boost in funding for Ebola research, the US National Institutes of Health’s fiscal year 2015 budget is the lowest in years. 204 more words

The Lancet

Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative could potentially drive medical and health research into exciting, new territory as we advance efforts to develop the right treatments at the right time for individual patients. 259 more words

Advocacy Messages

Learn how to communicate #science to non-scientists!! Apply for this exciting #SciComm program - @ResearchAmerica

Are you a scientist, physician, researcher or academic interested in Science Communication??? Research!America and George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs have put together an amazing professional development program: “ 91 more words

Science

Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on 21st Century Cures Initiative Discussion Draft

The release of the 21st Century Cures Initiative discussion draft is a major bipartisan accomplishment that represents a truly remarkable diversity of innovative ideas to speed the delivery of lifesaving treatments to patients – a testament to the extraordinary commitment of Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and their respective staff members. 80 more words

Innovation/Competitiveness

#Science Quotable: Research!America's Mary Woolley - Make Medical Progress a Priority! #SOTU2015

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) penned an op-ed inPOLITICO this week calling for more transparency and accountability in science agencies’ decision making. 189 more words

Science