Author Affiliations: Dr Fontanarosa (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Executive Deputy Editor and
Dr DeAngelis is Editor-in-Chief, JAMA. Dr Hunt is
president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, New York, NY.
Scientific discovery and innovation have dramatically expanded the scope,
sophistication, and pace of biomedical research and have created unprecedented
opportunities for progress in medicine. Biomedical research has been a leading
force in the current age of science, and the application of innovative research
discoveries to medical science and to medical care have continuously served
to improve health and quality of life.
This issue of JAMA is devoted to highlighting
the current state of biomedical research and is the second collaboration on
medical research between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and JAMA.1,2 Albert and Mary
Lasker were among the foremost advocates for promoting medical research, for
increasing public interest in and generating support for research, and for
ensuring that biomedical research became a national priority.2
Fontanarosa PB, DeAngelis CD, Hunt N. Medical Research—State of the Science. JAMA. 2005;294(11):1424-1425. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1424