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Straight Talk: The Future of Medical and Health Research

National Health Research Forum


WHAT: Leaders from government, industry, academia and patient advocacy organizations will explore the future of R&D investments, policy trends, public-private partnerships, public health and social sciences research, global health threats and other timely medical and health research issues in panel discussions hosted by Research!America.

WHO: Panel 1: Where will Medical and Health Research be in 2023?

  • France Córdova, PhD, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Anthony Fauci , MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • William Hait , MD, PhD, global head, Janssen Research & Development
  • Richard Myers, PhD, president and science director, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • John Seffrin , PhD, chief executive officer, American Cancer Society

Panel 2: Code Red Again: Can We End the Assault on Public Health Research and Practice?

  • Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Richard Kronick, PhD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Jack Watters , MD, vice president for external medical affairs, Pfizer Inc
  • Georges Benjamin , MD, executive director, American Public Health Association
  • Lynn Goldman , MD, MPH, MS, dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Panel 3: What's right - and wrong - with the research ecosystem?

  • Janet Woodcock, MD, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
  • Pablo Cagnoni , MD, president, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  • Robert Hugin , chairman and chief executive officer, Celgene
  • Kathy Giusti , MBA, founder and executive chairman, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • E. Albert Reece , MD, PhD, MBA, dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Panel moderators:

  • Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic
  • Lori Montenegro, national correspondent, Telemundo
  • Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent, New York Times, The Upshot section

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Newseum Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC

CONTACT: or (571) 482-2737


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