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Researchers, Industry Leaders Meet In New York To Discuss Global Health R&D

“New York global health researchers and industry leaders gathered Monday in Manhattan to discuss how global health research and development is fueling innovation and saving lives, not to mention funding jobs and companies in the state,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. At the event, organized by Research!America, “Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) made introductory remarks in which she highlighted some of the impressive milestones that investments in global health by the U.S. and other global partners have achieved over the past few decades,” the blog notes (Mazzotta, 4/11). “Lawmakers and global health advocates called on researchers, pharmaceutical companies and funding partnerships to actively expand congressional lobbying for their global health initiatives, or risk severe federal budget cuts for such projects in coming years,” Nature’s “Spoonful of Medicine” blog notes (Hersher, 4/11).

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