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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Make a Lasting Impact. Donate Today!

    Jun 4, 2015

    RAND research and analysis offers enormous benefit to society. But it does no good sitting on a shelf or locked away in an academic journal. We want it to be used to make a positive difference in the lives of current and future generations. That is, we want to have impact.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 65 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    Earlier this month, RAND launched its second annual Alumni Impact Fund campaign. Last year’s campaign supported an economic analysis of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act; that research was cited last week in the Supreme Court decision to uphold the legality of ACA subsidies in all states. I am proud of RAND's efforts to make a difference.

Alumni Association News

  • Make a Lasting Impact. Donate Today!

    Jun 4, 2015

    RAND research and analysis offers enormous benefit to society. But it does no good sitting on a shelf or locked away in an academic journal. We want it to be used to make a positive difference in the lives of current and future generations. That is, we want to have impact.

  • Scientific Workforce Diversity: A Conversation with Raynard Kington

    Apr 28, 2015

    Grinnell College president and RAND alumnus Raynard Kington discusses the need for—and reality of—diversity in the biomedical scientific workforce.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Can Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Improve Health Care?

    Jul 31, 2015

    A review in 2017 of the adequacy and use of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Funds will be used to determine whether funding levels should be continued or adjusted after its authorization runs out in 2019. Researchers ought to take stock of the work in patient-centered outcomes research.

  • Go Slow on Arming Recruiters

    Jul 31, 2015

    Several important voices have argued for arming military recruiters in the wake of the recent shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Giving them a chance to fight back against an active shooter may be a sound proposition, but practicalities of military recruiting suggest a patient and thoughtful policy review.

  • The 1970s and the Birth of Contemporary Terrorism

    Jul 30, 2015

    While terrorism worldwide has increased over the past four decades — and the threat of terrorism continues to dominate Americans' fears — the nearly 14 years since 9/11 have been tranquil on the home front compared to the violent 1970s.

  • Medicare at 50: How Reforming End-of-Life Care Could Benefit It for Years to Come

    Jul 30, 2015

    As Medicare turns 50, skyrocketing health care costs and the aging of baby boomers both threaten the program's long-term viability. One solution that could go a long way would be to change the way the program handles and pays for end-of-life care.