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World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation

Mary WolleyAs part of the first annual OHSU Research Week Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, will address this topic, and more in a keynote address titled World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation. She will speak at noon, Wednesday, May 9, at the OHSU Auditorium.

As the funding landscape for biomedical research continues to shift rapidly, the need for direct advocacy – from scientists, medical schools, educators, clinicians, students, patients and others – has never been greater.

The topic is prescient. In the midst of the primary season and federal budget debates in Washington, D.C., Mary Woolley, will explain why it is a critical time to make research part of the national conversation—and how to do this. Woolley will discuss how calls for fiscal austerity and the upcoming election could influence the future status of R&D, how Americans feel about U.S. leadership in R&D, and what the research community can do to ensure that research remains a top national priority.

Mary Woolley is the president and CEO of Research!America, the nation's largest not-for-profit, membership supported grassroots public education and advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority.  

Information about the specific speakers and programs can be found at www.ohsu.edu/researchweek.


BIO AT A GLANCE:

  • Elected member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on its Governing Council
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Serves on the National Academies Board on Life Sciences
  • Founding member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

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Additional keynote addresses from Nora Disis, MD, and Darlene Francis, PhD, will be made during OHSU Research Week. Learn more at www.ohsu.edu/researchweek.

Research Week: May 7-10, 2012

rw-featureExplore the wide variety of research being performed across OHSU: keynote speakers, about 400 oral poster presentations, awards, receptions, and more. Don’t miss Mary Woolley, President of Research!America’s Wed noon keynote entitled: World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation.  Learn more »


OHSU RESEARCH WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

OPENING KEYNOTE 5:00 pm, Monday, May 7: The opening keynote is from Nora Disis, MD, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Dr. Disis is hosted by OCTRI. The title of this talk is: Nora Disis talk title: Breast Cancer Vaccines: From Therapy to Prevention.

MID-WEEK KEYNOTE. Noon, Wednesday, May 9: The mid-week keynote address is from Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, a national research advocacy group. The keynote address by Woolley, a guest of the School of Medicine Research Roadmap Task Force #6, is titled: World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation. Here is the summary:

CLOSING KEYNOTE. 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 19:Darlene Francis, PhD, will present the closing keynote. Dr. Francis is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Francis is the keynote speaker invited by OHSU students. The title of this talk is:Social Disparities in the Early Neurobiology of Stress.