Connections

Connecting Resources to Optimize Our Health

  • New NASEM Report Released: “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative”

    I am excited to share a new Report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies, on which I was privileged to serve. Our Report titled, “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative”, was released on November 30, 2017.  It was an honor to serve on this Committee, which worked diligently...

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  • Just Released: NAM Discussion Paper “The ROI of Health and Well-Being: Business Investment in Healthier Communities”

    I am excited to share the release of the National Academy of Medicine’s discussion paper titled, “The ROI of Health and Well-Being: Business Investment in Healthier Communities”. I was pleased to serve on the Action Collaborative on Business Engagement in Building Healthier Communities of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with...

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  • I Urge Everyone To Use “My Family Health Portrait”

    The National Institute of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), has teamed up with the U.S. Surgeon General to make available “The U.S. Surgeon General’s  Family History Initiative – My Family Health Portrait”. I urge you to open the My Family Health Portrait, and create your family health history. Also, I urge you to share this article with all of...

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  • I Hope To See You At The CNS Summit 2017 In November!

    I’m looking forward to speaking at the upcoming CNS Summit 2017: Collaborating for Novel Solutions, Shaping the Future, which is being held in Boca Raton, FL on November 16-19, 2017. The CNS Summit brings together prominent CNS drug researchers, research organizations, clinicians, regulators, and funders to advance the development and availability of value-added CNS pharmaceuticals. Please take a look at...

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  • Contact Your Elected Officials To Express Opposition To The Current Proposed Health Legislation

    I join with the American Medical Association and all of our nation’s patient advocacy organizations; medical societies; hospital associations; health insurance industry leaders; and millions of compassionate Americans to strongly condemn the currently proposed health legislation. I found this heartfelt concern expressed by Jimmy Kimmel in The Washington Post to be especially poignant. I urge everyone to call their...

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  • The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) Announces New Executive Director!

    I am honored to be a Board Member of the People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF). In March 2017, Dr. Robert Califf, Chairman of the Board of Directors, released a letter announcing the establishment of the Foundation. Recently, the Foundation announced the appointment of our new Executive Director, Kathy Hudson, PhD. The Foundation is “committed to accelerating people-driven research that is...

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