New Class of Neuroscientists Selected to Advocate for Federal Research Funding
Washington, D.C. — Ten members of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) have been selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Society’s annual Capitol Hill Day on March 5, 2020. The 10 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:
- Marsha L. Pierce, Midwestern University
- Thiago Arzua, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Hannah E. Frye, Washington University in St. Louis
- David M. Cole, Utah State University
- Nicole C. Catanzarite, University of Maryland
- Jennifer Patritti Cram, University of Cincinnati
- Zoe Guttman, University of California, Los Angeles
- Brian Lim, Baylor College of Medicine
- Ubadah Sabbagh, Virginia Tech
- Rachel Haake, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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 36,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and the nervous system.