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The U.S. will need to double its agricultural research budget in order to begin to meet the looming crises of population growth and climate change, a university president said.
Linda Mobula had harrowing on-the-ground experiences caring for Ebola patients in Liberia before arriving in Washington for her fellowship. As a fellow today at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), she continues to be at the forefront of the fight against the ravaging disease.
Extramural research would make some small gains and a new lab could receive construction funding, though a proposal for new innovation institutes was ignored.
Rafe Sagarin (2002-03 Congressional Fellow sponsored by Geological Society of America) applies observations of nature to issues of broad societal concern.
Subha Madhavan, Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Georgetown University Medical Center, discusses current and future applications of Big Data within the biomedical field, and the potential challenges Big Data might confer to biomedical research and patient care.