How are research advocates making their case on Capitol Hill during COVID-19? I had the opportunity to find out recently when the Washington Fellows of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) visited congressional offices - virtually. I served as a mentor to a group of early career scientists participating in the ASPET Hill Day for the first time. Our goals were two-fold: to champion NIH and NSF funding by asking congressional offices to sign Dear Colleague Letters, and to discuss the essential use of animals in biomedical research in order to develop therapies for improving human and veterinary health. Normally, fellows would be in Washington, DC, for a...
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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America