President Biden recently called for the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to improve our capabilities to speed research that can improve the health of all Americans. The proposed mission of ARPA-H could include investments in breakthrough technologies and broadly applicable platforms, resources, and solutions that can’t be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. Such innovations could transform important areas of medicine and health for the benefit of all patients.
NIH and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have organized a series of listening sessions with patient advocacy groups, industry, scientific professional organizations, and other stakeholders to get feedback in planning for this new agency. Each session is tailored to a specific group.
As a valued member of the NIGMS community, you’re invited to join the upcoming listening session that I’m co-hosting with Joni Rutter, acting director of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences:
Advocates for Biomedical and Translational Research and General Medicine
Wednesday, August 4, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET
You can register for this Zoom event here. If you’re unable to attend live, all of the sessions will be recorded and available for future viewing.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on ARPA-H.