Renewing America's Commitment to Bioscience

July 25, 2012

Washington, D.C.


Francis Collins, Harold Varmus, Stephen Spielberg, William Nelson, Michael Milken, Margaret Anderson, Ross DeVol


Nations that lead the world in bioscience will be the global leaders of the 21st century. No field has greater potential to improve health, create jobs and stimulate the economy, and no field provides greater returns on investment. This briefing focused on the economic and social benefits of scientific research and previewed this fall's Celebration of Science in Washington, D.C. FasterCures -- the Milken Institute's Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions -- will host an intensive three days focused on jumpstarting a new era of scientific exploration and discovery.

This briefing included:
• Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
• Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute
• Stephen Spielberg, Deputy Commissioner, FDA
• William Nelson, Dir., Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins
• Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
• Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures
• Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute