Advocacy Messages

Excerpt of an article published in the Imperial Valley News.

On July 23, the Society for Neuroscience held  its first interactive webinar titled “Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert.” During the webinar, speakers discussed how to effectively describe the health and economic impact of your research to a nonscientific audience including policymakers and the media. The presentation covers the basics of crafting an elevator speech and a question and answer session with scientists.

Dear Research Advocate:

Dear Research Advocate:

As I write, most members of Congress are on the way home for August recess. As anticipated, no further action has been taken on the appropriations front ’€“ or much else, for that matter. In terms of issues we care about: no movement on tax reform, which means no much-needed enhancement of the research and development tax credit; no repeal of the medical device tax; and no final passage of Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bills.  In upcoming letters I will talk in more detail about Capitol Hill-focused advocacy strategies through the election and beyond.

Ask Your Senators to Support the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act

Dear Research Advocate:

collage fact sheetResearch!America’€™s newest fact sheet series highlights the personal stories of medical research and the importance of increasing the NIH budget in FY15.

Excerpt of article by Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, The Vitality Institute, The Vitality Group, LLC, New York, New York and Chris Calitz, MPP, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Dear Research Advocate:

We are finally seeing action to address the surfeit of regulations placed on the research community. Accountability is essential, but it isn’€™t a function of how thick the red tape is! The Research and Development Efficiency Act, HR 5056, passed the House this week and is pending before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Excerpt of an op-ed by Society for Neuroscience Early Career Science Policy Fellow Matthew J. Robson, PhD, published in The Tennessean.

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