Skip to Content
The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is dedicated to enabling a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that will lead to the development of individualized, tailored treatments for patients. This vision will allow everyone to become an active participant in scientific discovery – furthering an open and inclusive model for better recruitment of and partnership with research participants. Why is this so important? We have seen incredible innovations in health care, and central to many of those advances have been people participating in research.Read More
Last week, we took you behind the scenes of some of the summer's most momentous White House moments. This week, we'll preview some of the exciting events on the President's schedule in the weeks to come.Read More
We know that when it comes to action on climate change, some of the best work is happening in small towns and big cities across the country.Read More
The SBIR Road Tour continues and the stop in Seattle on August 19 was a great success with entrepreneurs, innovator and capital pools talking about cutting-edge technology and scientific...Read More
Today, the White House is launching a new Tumblr account called "Letters to President Obama," where we'll highlight letters that Americans have written to the President. Follow along here.
Earlier this morning, Natoma Canfield — a cancer survivor from Ohio — sent the following message to the White House email list, sharing what happened when she wrote the President a letter encouraging him to "stay focused" in his efforts to reform America's health care system.
Didn't get the email? Sign up for email updates here.Read More
Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released preliminary results from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) and minority-owned businesses continue to grow significantly faster than nonminority-owned businesses. The number of minority business enterprises (MBEs) increased 39 percent between 2007 and 2012 from 5.8 million to 8.0 million), or more than three times faster than population growth among minorities. Employment at minority-owned firms increased 33 percent to 7.7 million jobs, while gross receipts were up 53 percent from 2007.Read More
There’s plenty of advice out there about choosing a business name, such as the need to do a name search in your state, a trademark search, register the name, and other key legal issues. Those are...Read More
Earlier today, I met with business leaders in Montana's "Hub of Five Valleys", a state known for fresh air, wide open spaces and being ranked second in craft breweries per capita. We had a wide-...Read More
Whether it’s a garage, a basement, a dorm room, or—if you’re like me—a kitchen, a great idea can ignite just about anywhere. In America, those small sparks of innovation have defined who we are as people—creators, risk-takers, and boundary-breakers who know our unwavering commitment to a single dream can significantly reshape our reality.Read More
Guest blog post by Isabel Bolivar, Urban Alliance USPTO Intern
During my senior year of high school, I was presented with an opportunity that not only taught me about professionalism, but also about how to be a better me. In the fall of 2014, I began my final year at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. As a requirement for graduation, all seniors conduct a research project throughout the school year and present what they have learned after completing 120 documented hours. This is an intimidating task from the time one walks through the Wakefield doors freshman year.