SfN Announces Early Career Policy Ambassadors Class of 2024
WASHINGTON – The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has selected 10 members from a highly competitive applicant pool to participate in the Society’s annual Capitol Hill Day on March 12–14, 2024. The 10 Early Career Policy Ambassadors (ECPAs), representing many career stages and the diversity of the neuroscience community, 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:
- Katherine M. Gonzalez, University of Florida
- Anastasiia Gryshyna, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Elena Kozina, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
- Craig McFarland, Harvard University
- India Pursell, Tulane University Brain Institute
- Rebecca Ravenelle, PhD , Columbia University Irving Medical Center & New York State Psychiatric Institute
- Claire Robey, Uniformed Services University
- Andrew Strohman, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- Qilong “Thomas” Xin, Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
- Clara G. Zundel, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
The ECPA program is a 10-month 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 program, ambassadors engage in at least two additional advocacy-related activities at their home institution.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 35,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and the nervous system.