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Margaret Anderson      

Executive Director, FasterCures

Margaret Anderson is executive director of FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, a Milken Institute center that works to speed up the time it takes to get new medicines from discovery to patients. In 2011, the Clinical Research Forum recognized her with an award for leadership in public advocacy. Anderson is a founding board member and past president of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, co-chairs the eHealth Initiative's Council on Data and Research, and is a member of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council, Cures Acceleration Network Review Board, and United for Medical Research Steering Committee, to name a few. Previously she worked at the Academy for Educational Development, Society for Women's Health Research, American Public Health Association and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a master's in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University.


Top Ten Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2017

2016 will go down as a year that taught us to question our assumptions. The election of Donald Trump, an outcome almost no one predicted, left many with a sense of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring in the biomedical and health-care space. To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we’ll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments ...

FasterCures to Further Accelerate Biomedical Innovation with $3 Million Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust

NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, a three-year, $3 million grant to support its quest to improve medical research systems and accelerate the pace at which patients gain access to life-saving treatments and therapies. Specifically, the funding will support two of FasterCures' key programs, Patients Count: The Science of Patient Input and Collaboration 2.0 ...

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