The Mary Woolley Page


"Also elected to the board of directors were Dr. Robert Petersdorf, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges and Dr. Richard Cohen, current president of the American Federation for Clinical Research. Other members of the Research!America Board of Directors include former Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, writer and researcher Lewis Thomas, MD, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, and president of the Howard Hughes Medical Foundation Purnell Choppin, MD. Edwin C. Whitehead, chairman of the board of Research!America, also announced that Mary Wooley [sic] has been elected president and chief executive officer of the organization." (FASEB President Dr. Thomas Edgington Elected to Research!America Board. FASEB Newsletter Dec. 1990, p. 12.)

FASEB Newsletter, 1990 / UCSF-Legacy
Mary Woolley bio / Research!America

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lasker Foundation's Funding First lobbying group.

Leadership Team, Funding First / Lasker Foundation

The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute and NERC

Mary Woolley and fellow Research!America director Leon E. Rosenberg are on the Board of Directors of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The National Environmental Respiratory Center is located at LRRI. "NERC was initiated with funds designated by congress in the EPA appropriation, but was envisioned from the beginning as an effort funded by multiple federal and state agencies, industry associations, individual companies, and other ogranizations." Its External Scientific Advisory Committee includes Morton Lippmann, Chairman of the EPA Science Advisory Board that produced the EPA's corrupt report on secondhand smoke; Jonathan Samet, the anti-smokers' star perjuror at the Minnesota tobacco trial; John Vandenberg of the EPA; Ron White of the ALA; and Michael Bird of the IARC. All of them are committed to trumping up the supposed dangers of particulates.

Board of Directors / Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
What is NERC? / NERC
External Scientific Advisory Committee / NERC

Coalition for Health Services Research

Mary Woolley is on the Board of Directors of another umbrella lobbying group, the Coalition for Health Services Research. "Ms. Woolley serves on several boards and committees including the Institute of Medicine Health Sciences Policy Board, the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute and is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Ms. Woolley has served as president of the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI), as editor of the Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, and as a consultant to several research organizations... Ms. Woolley in her early career served as San Francisco project director for the then largest-ever National Institute of Health-funded clinical trial, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT). In 1981 she became Administrator of the Medical Research Institute of San Francisco and in 1986 was named the Institute's Executive Director and CEO."

Woolley bio / Coalition for Health Services Research

Institute of Medicine

Woolley is on the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine. "The Board on Health Sciences Policy has as its charge assuring that there is adequate attention to policy issues relating to the science base underlying health and health care -- including the biomedical, behavioral, physical, and social sciences. Of particular concern are the public and private policies and institutional arrangements that shape the way in which these sciences are structured, funded, and coordinated..."

Board on Health Sciences Policy / IOM

Friends of Cancer Research

Mary Woolley and media toady Sam Donaldson are also together on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Cancer Research, another clone group which pretends to be "Educating the Public About Cancer Research."

Board of Directors / Friends of Cancer Research

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

2002 Board of Directors of Friends of the National Library of Medicine: Longtime Lasker ally former Rep. Paul G. Rogers is chaiman. Other board members: Former Assistant Secretary for Health Edward N. Brandt Jr.; former HEW chief Joseph A. Califano Jr.; Lois DeBakey; Mary Lasker's crony Michael E. DeBakey; Mary's nephew, James Fordyce; her friend, Frances Humphrey Howard; Joshua Lederberg; Gilbert Omenn's mentor, Robert G. Petersdorf; Former Surgeons General Julius B. Richmond and Louis W. Sullivan; John Whitehead of Research!America; Susan Whitehead; and Mary Woolley, President of Research!America.

Board of Directors / Friends of the National Library of Medicine


Mary Woolley recites the filthy Big Lie against smokers: "The people who fought long and hard to obtain the settlement funds made an unprecedented connection between private opportunism and public cost. They based their arguments on the damage tobacco use has inflicted on our society. Ironically, now that the money is flowing to the states, the potential for leveraging the victory is again being hijacked by opportunism. These criminals and their media whores stole our money by purposely spreading lies and censoring the truth. They use our stolen money to line their own pockets, and to fund more worthless junk science propaganda, lies, and persecution against us. Then they whine self-righteously about the unscrupulous scum politicians who betrayed us to please them stealing their stolen loot. (Strengthening budget for biomedical research could spur cures for cancer, heart disease. Idea House, National Center for Policy Analysis).

Woolley / National Center for Policy Analysis

Mary Woolley speaking at the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council, summary minutes, Jan 20-21 2000 and Jun 8-9 2000.

NADCRC 2000 Jan (pdf)
NADCRC 2000 Jun (pdf)

DC Mayor speaks at Board meeting. Williams discusses plans to invest tobacco money in the District. Inside, Partnership for Prevention 2000 Winter;7(2). "Mary Woolley, executive director of Research!America, also spoke of her organization's efforts to assess the feasibility of a national campaign in support of prevention research." The meeting was held at the Health Insurance Association of America.

Inside - Partnership for Prevention 2000 Winter

Harvard School of Public Health

Current members of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard School of Public Health include Margaret A. Hamburg, the daughter of David A. Hamburg; Clinton administration Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Jo Ivey Boufford; Karen Davis; Steven A. Schroeder of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Mary Woolley of Research!America. Former Rep. Paul G. Rogers has been on the Dean's Council since 1998.

Advisors / Harvard School of Public Health

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