Where are advances in healthcare taking us? Dr. Sudip S. Parikh, Vice President and General Manager of the Battelle Health & Analytics group, recently weighed in as a panelist at Research!America’s 2015 National Health Forum, held Thursday, September 10 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
The annual Straight Talk! program brings together researchers, industry leaders, policy makers and healthcare providers to talk about legislative and regulatory issues that impact medical research. The panel discussion, moderated by NPR’s Richard Harris, explored the relationships between patient advocates, policy makers, industry and other stakeholders in making new treatments and technologies available. The wide-ranging discussion touched on the importance of public-private partnerships, challenges with privacy in the age of data sharing and the need for more collaboration among researchers.
Dr. Parikh, who has been with Battelle since 2009, has a long history of health research advocacy. From 2001 to 2009, he served as a Science Advisor for the United States Senate Appropriations Committee, during which time he received several Distinguished Professional Staff Awards and Public Service Recognition Awards for his work advancing biomedical research, juvenile diabetes research, HIV care, and other important health research initiatives. In his work at Battelle, he continues to share his expertise in national forums and advocate for science-based solutions for public health challenges.