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Meeting: Straight Talk: The Future of Medical and Health Research


Leaders from government, industry, academia and patient advocacy organizations will discuss opportunities and challenges facing biomedical and health research. Topics include identifying actions to improve the medical and health research system, examining the role of the research ecosystem in securing efficient patient-centric health care delivery and exploring ways to elevate federal support for research and innovation.


Confirmed Panelists:

  • Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director, NIH
  • Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, CDC
  • Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner, FDA
  • Patrick Conway, MD, Acting Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, CMS
  • Anthony Coles, MD, CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  • John Crowley, JD, MBA, President and CEO, Amicus Pharmaceuticals
  • Victor Dzau, MD, President and CEO, Duke University Health System and Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
  • Jay Gershen, DDS, PhD, President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • William Hait, MD, PhD, Global Head R&D, Janssen
  • Robert Hariri, MD, PhD, CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics
  • Debra Lappin, JD, Counsel, FaegreBD Consulting
  • Foti Panagakos, DMD, PhD, Global Director, Scientific Affairs, Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Bart Peterson, JD, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company
  • E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Medicine, University of Maryland
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, President and CEO, AcademyHealth


  • Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek and contributor to The Daily Beast
  • Michelle Miller, CBS News correspondent
  • Norm Ornstein, PhD, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Contributing Editor for National Journal and The Atlantic

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Newseum Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: or (571) 482-2737


Contact: Anna Briseno

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