Neuroscientists Selected to Advocate for Strong Federal Investment in Basic Research
Washington, D.C. – From a competitive pool of applicants, 12 members of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Society’s annual Capitol Hill Day on March 7, 2019. The 12 Early Career Policy Ambassadors (ECPAs), representing all regions of the U.S. and many career stages, were chosen for their dedication to advocating for the scientific community, their desire to learn more about effective means of advocacy, and their experience as leaders in their labs and community.
The ambassadors are:
- Priyanka Bushana, Washington State University
- Stephanie Davis, University of Kentucky
- Karen Jones, University of California, Davis
- Emily Kubicek, Gallaudet University
- Monica Lannom, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Crystal Lantz, University of Maryland
- Heather Macomber, University of Chicago
- Enitan Marcelle, University of California, Berkeley
- Bradford Martins, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Alexander Tuttle, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
- Manar Zaghlula, Baylor College of Medicine
- Maxwell Zhu, Harvard University
The ECPA program is a year-long commitment designed to create an extensive network of neuroscience advocates. Ambassadors gain the necessary skills to advocate for science funding and to encourage those in their personal networks to join the conversation. Over the course of the year, ambassadors engage in at least two additional advocacy-related activities at their home institution.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 38,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and the nervous system.