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The Importance of Encouraging Adult Vaccination This Fall

William Schaffner

As National Immunization Awareness Month ends and flu season approaches, many adults around the country are making plans to get their annual influenza vaccine.  In recent years, awareness of the need for influenza vaccination among adults has increased, however, immunization rates among US adults to prevent other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) is still well below current public health goals.  While getting an influenza vaccine is a great first step, we still have a long way to Read More >

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Amgen Hosts Science without Borders Students

From left, Israel Matos, Dayanne Castro, Felipe Coelho, Marina Santos, Felipe de Oliveira, and Danillo Oliveira are participating in the Science Without Borders Program as summer interns at Amgen.

This year, Amgen is hosting six Science without Borders undergraduate interns at its Thousand Oaks, California headquarters. The Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program that seeks to train 101,000 students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. The Amgen internship program will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the biotechnology industry. There was considerable interest in the programme with a high Read More >

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Empowering You to Make a Difference in Health Care Policy

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Access to medicines. Healthcare reform. Innovation. These issues are critical to the health of Americans — and the Campaign for Modern Medicines is working on them every day. The Campaign for Modern Medicines is a coalition of non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals from across the country who believe that a vibrant community of empowered advocates can make a real impact on the policy decisions that will improve our health. With the support of our partners, Read More >

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Sequestration Will Be Devastating to the Cure Enterprise

Margaret Anderson

For months, the defense industry has taken the Hill and media outlets by storm detailing the potentially catastrophic impact “sequestration” will have on national security, defense jobs, and our economy. The “S” word stands for automatic spending cuts that will take into effect if Congress does not reach a budget agreement to reduce the deficit by the end of the year. Members of Congress have expressed concern over the potential cuts to defense programs, and even Read More >

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MJFF’s Innovative, New Funding Program Addresses the Entire Therapeutic Pipeline

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To date, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has funded over $297 million in research, $77 million of which has been awarded to more than 160 unique, industry-led projects. In June 2012, MJFF announced its newest funding mechanism, the Therapeutic Pipeline Program (TPP), which combines MJFF’s previous Therapeutics Development Initiative (TDI), Repositioning Drugs for PD, and Clinical Intervention Awards (CIA) programs into a single, streamlined funding opportunity.  Open to both industry and academic Read More >

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