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Former Congressman Dick Gephardt Brings National Spotlight to Rhode Island with 'Best and Brightest Forum on Medical Innovation'
Date:12/14/2009

niversities, and support basic scientific research and development." Rhode Island is making progress on this front. The state received a $12.5 million STEM education grant over a year ago to help improve STEM education across the state.

Panelists participating in today's forum included top minds in academia, industry, research, labor, local government and patient advocacy:

  • Leonard Bell, M.D., CEO, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • David N. Cicilline, Mayor, Providence, RI
  • Stephen Evangelista, President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation of Northern and Southern New England, and Chairman of the Rhode Island Health Advocacy Forum
  • Patrice Dudley-Aviles, Director, Human Resources, Amgen
  • George Nee, President, RI AFL-CIO
  • Peter Snyder, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, Lifespan
  • Edward J. Wing, M.D., Dean, Brown University Medical School

The Council for American Medical Innovation is a national coalition of leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor, and business, who have joined together to urge policymakers to adopt a national policy agenda aimed at preserving U.S. leadership in medical innovation. The Council for American Innovation co-hosted the event with the New England Biotech Association.

The Council for American Medical Innovation has hosted Best and Brightest Forums on Medical Innovation in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Lansing and Jersey City, and plans to continue these high-level discussions in various cities across the country.

About the Council for American Medical Innovation

The United States faces serious challenges to maintaining its leadership position in innovation. The Council for American Medical Innovation is bringing together leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor, and
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