Innovations and Inaugurations: A Journey Through Time

Innovations and Inaugurations: A Journey Through Time

01.14.13 | By Jennifer Wall

Come and take a journey with us on Pinterest and the Catalyst all this week as we showcase the last century of major medical innovation milestones around presidential inaugural years.

As we approach President Obama's second inauguration, we thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the progress that has been made to combat disease over the last 100 years. For it is this kind of progress that can provide scientists with the inspiration for future innovations that can better prepare us for the diseases of tomorrow.

But before we get started, it is important to remember that medical innovation does not happen in a vacuum. The government, biopharmaceutical industry and academia all play an important role in moving innovation forward and continued collaboration among these partners is essential.

The government, for example, is a critical component in advancing medical innovation through the policies and programs it supports. Federal research institutions and academia conduct a lot of basic research and the biopharmaceutical industry often translates that research into the development of life-enhancing medicines.

Words are powerful tools that help us tell a story of the public health challenges that U.S. Presidents have faced over time. But so too are pictures. That is why we decided to create a Pinterest "Pinnovation" board that will also allow us to tell this compelling story through photos.

From Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 1913 to President Obama's second swearing-in in 2013, America has truly witnessed an innovation revolution that has transformed the way patients receive care. And as you will soon see, medical innovation continues to be the only hope we have to win our fight against one of the many great disease threats to mankind.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Be sure to check out the Innovation and Inaugurations Pinterest board for some interesting pins.

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