Straight Talk on the State of U.S. Health Research

Last week, Lilly had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in Research!America’s 2013 National Health Research Forum. The theme for this year’s forum was “Straight Talk About the Future of Medical and Health Research,” and the participants ensured that the event lived up to its name.

From my perspective, the forum was an honest, clear-eyed discussion about the challenges facing the health research “ecosystem” today. I especially appreciated the panelists’ frank discussion on ways sequestration impacts the research community, including the widespread ramifications of NIH budget cuts.

The following is our full recap of the event, featuring highlights from the social media community. If you were able to attend the Forum, please leave us a comment below with your perspective!